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Humanity’s next virus killer, is it CRISPR?

On February 19, Tim Abbott, a PhD candidate at Stanford University’s Bioengineering Department, checked the results of an experiment that he was running as a part of a team using the gene-manipulating Crispr technology to fight coronavirus. Abbott was working out of the lab of Stanley Qi, a pioneer developing Crispr tools that can mess with cancer cells and the like to fight diseases. Using an approach the lab called PAC-MAN, the idea was to attack the coronavirus by directing a Crispr torpedo at it, attacking the virus’s genetic makeup…

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