CRISPR technology refers to tools used for editing genomes by altering DNA and modifying gene function. It has been applied in the medical field to treat and prevent diseases, and in agriculture to improve crops. This technology is an improvement over TALENS and was adapted from bacteria’s natural defense mechanism. Unfortunately, it faces the limitations of efficiency, off target effects, and genome vandalism. It is also surrounded by controversy and ethical concerns.
CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology offers a lot of potential in medicine and agriculture, as well as, potential, other fields. This simple infographic offers a timeline of major events surrounding the development and use of this technology.
This simple infographic sums up 10 recent medical discoveries that can help revolutionize the medical industry. As technology continues to improve, researchers are finding new methods and gaining more insights to improve prevention, diagnostic, and treatment capabilities to improve well-being.
Overtime, there has been many amazing breakthroughs in medical history such as the introduction of the penicillin in the 1920s or organ transplants in the 1950s. Entering into the 2019 year, there have also been a number of impressive medical breakthroughs that can revolutionize the medical field. Some involve new testing methods that can help detect a disease earlier than before helping patients get the treatment they need in a more timely manner. Others involve new technologies that can be used to develop new cures and treatments to help patients heal and recover.