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[–]Netts1234 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I remember one of the people involved in the discovery of CRISPR was talking about eventually using the technology to revive the Woolly Mammoth based on its genetic material.

[–]Torontonian5640[S] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Theoretically, the potential applications of genetic editing are endless. But it would be pretty interesting, to say the least, for humans to walk alongside woolly mammoths once again.

[–]azzazaz 0 points1 point  (2 children)

"Present immunity against"

Does this mean the human immune system attacks it and therefore it wont work in humans?

[–]Torontonian5640[S] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It presents immunity against it, in other words the immune system has been shown to carry out processes to stop it from working. However, the article states that out of the two variants of CRISPR tested, one was only partially blocked by the immune system. This doesn’t mean we can’t use it, it just brings to light things that need to be bypassed, as with all other therepeptic models.

[–]mvfsullivan 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Thanks for the explanation!