Listen to the following episode “CRISPR” on Radiolab through the link below.

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After listening to the podcast, please select two of the following questions and respond via this discussion post.

Discussion Questions:

1. What does the acronym CRISPR stand for?

2. What advantage did the foreign DNA provide to the bacteria? Be specific about how the bacteria are using the foreign DNA as protection.

3. What are some of the controversies/potential dangers that they discussed with respect to the use of this new technology?

4. This discovery has been turned into a gene editing tool (CRISPR). How does it work? For more information on CRISPR Antibodies read this:

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