Evolution, Accelerated

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  • CRISPR: Gene editing
    • Pioneer: Jennifer Doudna
    • Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats
  • Genetic vaccination card. Cells store DNA of viruses from past to help if it reappears in future
  • CAS9 programmable protein. Works like scissors
  • CRISPR on animals: China mosquitoes. Micro pigs
  • Very scary. Must be cautious
  • Somatic changes: tissue changes in fully developed person. Not heritable
  • Germ line changes: changes to eggs, embryos, sperm. Passed on.