Potential agricultural, human health benefits of gene editing outweigh risks
The full use of gene editing depends on whether it is able to garner wide-scale political and consumer support, which genetic modification technology has been unable to do.
CRISPR technology could be transformative, particularly in the prevention and treatment of human diseases. It could also revolutionize plant and animal breeding, writes Mike von Massow. Image courtesy of National Human Genome Research Institute Flickr