Common Biotech Buzzwords and Descriptions

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Buzzword Description Gene Editing The process of modifying an organism’s genetic material to achieve desired traits or characteristics. It involves targeted changes to the DNA sequence, such as adding, deleting, or modifying specific genes. CRISPR A revolutionary gene-editing technology that allows scientists to precisely modify an organism’s DNA. CRISPR-Cas9, the most widely used CRISPR system, uses a molecular tool to guide the editing process by directing the Cas9 enzyme to cut the DNA at specific locations, enabling the addition, removal, or modification of genetic material. Biopharmaceuticals Medicinal products derived from…

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