On Sunday night, 60 Minutes ran a captivating segment on the promise and possibilities of CRISPR – the revolutionary, cutting-edge technology used to delete, insert, or repair DNA in humans. “There are about six thousand or more diseases that are caused by faulty genes. The hope is that we will be able to address most, if not all of them,” Feng Zhang of the Broad Institute told 60 Minutes. Catch the full segment here.
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