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Regulating RNA Research and CRISPR Gene Drives to Combat Biosecurity Threats

Faunce, Thomas; Ray, Andrew; Gardiner, Christie; Preiss, Thomas; Burgio, Gaetan


Recent technological breakthroughs in ribonucleic acid (RNA) research and the creation of synthetic gene drives using CRISPR/Cas9 have increased attention on the ethical and legal regulation of this field. RNA is now perceived as not merely a passive carrier of DNA information but especially through its propensity to mutate as a computation engine of cell biology, developmental biology and evolution. Synthetic Gene drives have been hailed as a potential strategy to reduce...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Law and Medicine


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