So THAT’S what Crispr is!

I did not know bacteria had an “adaptive immune system” that is, of course, very dissimilar to that found in multicellular organisms like humans, but performs the same function of retaining a memory of all prior pathogenic viral invaders.

“The development of the new tool is an example of the unanticipated benefits of basic research.”

Article: http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/health/a-powerful-new-way-to-edit-dna.html?smid=fb-nytimes&WT.z_sma=HL_APN_20140305&bicmp=AD&bicmlukp=WT.mc_id&bicmst=1388552400000&bicmet=1420088400000&_r=0

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