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CRISPR Might Be Able to Cure Disease, Without Changing Genes

CRISPR is our genetic superweapon. Derived from the cellular machinery of bacteria, Scientists have already started using it to fight everything from cancer to HIV. This mostly works by snipping out little bits […] The post CRISPR Might Be Able to Cure Disease, Without Changing Genes appeared first on Geek.com.
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