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How CRISPR lets you edit DNA - Andrea M. Henle


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From the smallest single-celled organism to the largest creatures on Earth, every living thing is defined by its genes. With recent advancements, scientists can change an organism’s fundamental features in record time using gene editing tools such as CRISPR. But where did this medical marvel come from and how does it work? Andrea M. Henle examines the science behind this new technology.

CRISPR was originally discovered in _________ as a defense system to eliminate _________.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Andrea M. Henle
  • Director Adam Wells
  • Narrator Susan Zimmerman
  • Animator Adam Wells
  • Composer Chris Reed
  • Content Producer Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Producer Alex Rosenthal
  • Associate Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Associate Editorial Producer Dan Kwartler
  • Script Editor Eleanor Nelsen
  • Fact-Checker Francisco Diez

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