CRISPR: You Have Seen the Good, Now See the Bad

Don’t get me wrong, as a Ph.D. student in Genetics and Genomics program, my lab life without CRISPR would probably be orders of magnitude more difficult. No matter what kind of project I consider throwing myself into, I automatically have to consider using CRISPR either as a tool to derive experimental models or an experimental tool in a different sense altogether.

CRISPR is an essential tool for most molecular biologists — it offers high precision, it’s easy to use, freakishly cheap, extremely adjustable (you can target any one region in the…