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CRISPR: one of the most important inventions of the century?

15/01/2021 · CRISPR Therapeutics (CRSP)  · GlaxoSmithKline (GSK)  · Novartis (NOVN) 

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CRISPR is up there with electricity and fire. It stands for clustered regulated interspaced short palindromic repeats. In combination with the Cas9 protein, this is technology that exists in nature but can now be applied by humans to edit DNA deliberately. It could change the world, but how can private investors benefit from CRISPR/cas9, how can you invest in it?


The discovery of scissors is not something we hear much about; some research suggests you can trace their origin back to Italy around 400BC, other researchers believe they were invented in Ancient Egypt. There is, however, no mystery concerning the point when we learned how to make scissors for cutting DNA. In 2012, Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna and other researchers published a paper entitled:"A Programmable Dual-RNA–Guided DNA Endonuclease in Adaptive Bacterial Immunity." One assumes that the Italian who used…

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