CRISPR/Cas – A New Tool or a Revolutionary Method?
Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Christoph Klein, Prof. Dr. Dominik Paquet, Dr. Silke Robatzek and Prof. Dr. Eckhard Wolf (LMU) | Moderation: Alison Abbott, Ph.D. (Nature)
The discovery that CRISPR/Cas can be used to cut DNA at specific sites eight years ago revolutionized research – especially in medicine and plant breeding. With this new method it is possible to cut and modify DNA in a targeted manner (Genome Editing) at low cost and unprecedented efficiency. Due to its ease of use CRISPR/Casassisted gene editing is a technology that is rapidly evolving. In substance: We are now able to not only read genomes, but also to re-write them essentially at will. LMU researchers report and discuss what this technology is meaning for their respective field.