Science & Technology

Technology trail to the gene grail

First detected in the late 1980s, the potential of CRISPR-Cas9 became evident in mid-2012. The technology’s promise in curing chronic and hereditary diseases has grown phenomenally in this decade

 
By Deepan Joshi
Last Updated: Tuesday 06 August 2019

(This factsheet was first published in Down To Earth's print edition dated August 1-15, 2019)

(Please read: Here come the gene hackers

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