What if there was a way to guarantee efficient CRISPR editing in all human cell types? CRISPR has transformed the field of genome engineering by making it simpler to conduct genetic research. However, it is difficult to consistently achieve high editing efficiency, especially in certain cell types such as primary cells and stem cells.
When CRISPR was introduced in 2012, it was viewed as a promising technology with potential applications in therapeutics in the far future. However, within a few years, CRISPR outgrew its predicted applications and escalated as a tool that is now synonymous with gene editing. As the number of CRISPR users and applications grow each year, CRISPR publications are increasing exponentially, and keeping track of the latest developments can get tedious. We have simplified this overwhelming process for you by reviewing the top 5 CRISPR achievements of 2017.