The Gene Editing Revolution: A CRISPR Perspective

Understanding the basic scientific and medical knowledge about gene editing and in particular CRISPR technology is necessary to tackle the various ethical challenges that have emerged from these biotechnologies. Here, I will first explain how CRISPR can be used as a tool to edit and rewrite our genetic code, analyze how CRISPR can be used to optimize food science, agricultural science, animal studies, and healthcare. Then I will apply philosophical, practical, and cultural ethics to address the ethical challenges of gene editing and CRISPR.