DOI: https://doi.org/10.7203/metode.9.11288

The communication of genetic editing. CRISPR: Between optimism and false expectations


Abstract


Communication is essential in all areas of society, but science is one of the inescapable keys. Communicating is sharing, showing, teaching, transferring discoveries, observations, and findings both to colleagues and to society in general. That’s why good communication must always accompany good science. CRISPR genetic editing tools allow us to modify at will the genome of any living organism, including our species. In this text I review different relevant communicative events in the short but intense life of these molecular scissors, so called for their ability to cut the DNA molecule effectively and with precision.


Keywords


CRISPR; expectations; interpretation; uncertainty; science communication

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