Human Gene Editing

Interest in the precision gene-editing tool CRISPR has mushroomed in the half-dozen years since the technology was demonstrated to have enormous potential. In this edition of Issues, several of the leading thinkers in the field comment on the current status of society’s ability to understand and manage this powerful tool.

Editor's Journal

  • Editor’s Journal

    The first scientific papers about breakthrough developments in the use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR appeared in late 2012 and early 2013. Researchers soon recognized that this relatively accurate and easy-to-use technology… Read More


From the Hill

  • From the Hill

    With the end of the border wall brouhaha, Congress passed omnibus legislation that set funding levels for fiscal year 2019. As anticipated, the budget includes substantive increases for key science agencies including… Read More



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