Description: CRISPR is an amazing technology originally discovered in bacteria as a defense mechanism against invading foreign genetic material. Researchers are now repurposing this for useful applications in like increasing crop size and treating diseases like HIV and cancer. There’s a battle brewing over the CRISPR patents with millions in funds (and profit) at stake. Who will win own the rights to CRISPR technology? And is this work ethical?
April 10, 2015