Thursday October 22, 2020

Tech View: Nothing to fear from Crispr – in the right hands

The genetic editing tool, whose makers were awarded a Nobel Prize last week, is only as dangerous as the people using it

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

11th October, 2020
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna, joint winners of this year’s Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Science and technology are neither good nor evil. They just are. We decide what will come from discovery. We decide what we won’t allow such discoveries to be used for.

This has become more important to acknowledge in recent days following the awarding of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A Doudna for their work on Crispr, a genetic editing tool.

The fears that come just from those last...

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