Scientists discovered a 'groundbreaking' new way to use the Crispr gene editing tool -- here's how it could alter your DNA

Carl Zimmer recently reported in The New York Times about a new way Crispr could be used in new ways.

“The groundbreaking thing about this work is that it now opens up the RNA world to Crispr,” Oliver Rackham — a biologist at the University of Western Australia who wasn’t part of the new study — told Zimmer. 

Business Insider hosted Carl Zimmer last year, which is when he explained to use how the revolutionary genome-editing tool CRISPR works.

Zimmer is a columnist for The New York Times and the author of “A Planet of Viruses.”

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