In the firstof a two-part series, Daniel Lim examines the gene-editing tool CRISPR, highlighting developments and trends to look out for in this exciting technology
Daniel Lim, Kirkland & Ellis
Since the discovery of CRISPR, the pace ofdevelopments regarding the technology has been remarkable on all fronts.Perhaps
no other biotechnological invention has offered so much promise,sparked such great hopes and fears (in equal measure), changed
research practice soquickly, captured the imagination of the public at large, and given rise tosuch legal and ethical controversy
so early in its infancy. Then again, perhapsas much is to be expected when the technology in question has the potential tochange
the very meaning of what it is to be human.
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