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History OF CRISPR: Where It All Began
Edit It, Till You Make It!
If you have ever written a blog or an article, you know that editing is one of the critical processes to make it impactful. Similarly, genome editing is a set of technologies that can make changes to an organism’s genetic information. As the name suggests, genome = genetic information and editing = making changes. These technologies can add, delete, or modify our genes. And CRISPR-Cas 9 is one of them.
CRISPR, CRISPR, Can you help me fight this Virus?
Surprisingly, CRISPR-Cas 9 originated in bacteria. It evolved as an
Bacteria used this immune system to fight off foreign entities like viruses. When a virus infects a bacterium, the bacterium captures its DNA. The viral DNA is then inserted into the bacteria’s own DNA. In this way, the bacteria ‘remembers’ the virus. How does it ‘remember’ the virus? The bacteria’s memory can be thought of as Google search history. Every time we search for something in Google, the computer remembers it. Next time we type in the same query, we can get the results quickly. Similarly, the viral invasion is the ‘search query’ and the bacteria’s memory of it is the ‘google search history.’ The next viral invasion is hence met with greater force, and it is quickly dealt with.
CRISPR: My Mechanism Is ‘CRISP’ & Effective
Where Do We Use CRISPR?
SOOO, What’s New?
CRISPR & COVID: A Cut And A Sneeze
CRISPR Ain't Always The Answer
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