Biology Will Be the Next Great Computing Platform

I've written about CRISPR before, but this is a field that is advancing so fast that you really need to pay attention. On-the-fly gene editing is now a reality, even to the level of germ line - meaning genes can be edited in a person and the new iteration will be passed on to their subsequent generations. The technology holds the promise of wiping out dread genetic mutations, but there are realistic nightmare scenarios as well. And it's likely we're going to see them all. 


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