IGI Scientific Director of Biomedicine, Dr. Jacob Corn appeared on The University of Melbourne’s “Up Close” podcast to describe how gene editing is carried out with CRISPR-Cas9. He explains why this technology has the potential of revolutionizing the treatment of diseases such as sickle cell anemia and malaria. Besides human health, CRISPR-Cas9 can also contribute to improving agriculture and, consequently, food security. Jacob also discusses the possible ethical challenges posed by the widespread application of gene editing. Presented by Dr. Andi Horvath.
Listen to the ~40 min interview below or read the episode transcript here.
Genetic find and replace with CRISPR: Technology that will revolutionize medicine and agriculture
Up Close | University of Melbourne | March 10, 2017