Elizabeth Kolbert on CRISPR as a Commodity

“Although it felt a little creepy engineering a drug-resistant strain of E. coli in my kitchen, there was also a sense of achievement, so much so that I decided to move on to the second project in the kit: inserting a jellyfish gene into yeast in order to make it glow.”
Elizabeth Kolbert, author of The Sixth Mass Extinction (2014), on CRISPR as a commodity that could help revive—or finish—threatened species
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