The CRISPR gene-editing tool has been tested on a human for the first time— here’s how it works

A team in China has injected a person with cells containing genes edited with CRISPR technology. This is the first time this technology has been tested on a human patient.

Business Insider interviewed New York Times columnist and science writer Carl Zimmer in November 2015. In this video he explains how the revolutionary genome-editing tool CRISPR works.

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