Topic Challenges and Choices of CRISPR/CAS9
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The Commission on Science and Technology for Development (CSTD) was founded in 1992 to herald a new age in the United Nations. It is a reflection of the UN’s increasing goal of employing science and technology to further its goals. The Commission has a serious responsibility to foresee the manifold implications that technology will have over the next decades.
Topic | Challenges and Choices of CRISPR/CAS9
CRISPR/ CAS 9 is a gene editing method that makes it possible to rewrite DNA. With gene editing, researchers can disable target genes, correct harmful mutations, and change the activity of specific genes in plants and animals, including humans.
The potential and the choices coming along with this method are vast. But as promising its use in argiculture and medicine is, as dangerous it could be. It challenges the international community as it is crucial to avoid harmful mistakes and side effects.
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