Biotech Updates

Scientist Discusses the Future for CRISPR

October 31, 2018

The increasing publications regarding the usage of CRISPR in humans and other organisms lead people to ask the question "What's next?" Professor Rodolphe Barrangou of North Carolina State University and editor-in-chief of The CRISPR Journal answers this question, as he discusses the next steps for CRISPR at the Science Matters lecture, which is an event where members of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) interact with people behind works published by the journal Science.

In his talk, he emphasized that the next major steps for CRISPR are commercial application expansion and increasing public acceptance of the technology, saying that groups like AAAS can help inform the public of the benefit of CRISPR. He says that "imagination is the only limit" when it comes to CRISPR, and that CRISPR revolution has started in the business community. "The challenge is not technological; the challenge is not scientific, the challenge is regulation and policy and acceptance by the public," says the professor.

For more information, read the article, or watch the video in Science.