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Researcher Jerala points to opportunities and pitfalls of genetic scissors

Ljubljana, 7 October - Slovenian researcher Roman Jerala has labelled the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for the two scientists who discovered the CRISPR gene editing tool as long expected. Jerala, who is convinced that this technology will also allow taking on inherited diseases "definitely within ten years or more likely five", pointed to the ethical challenges involved.

Ljubljana
Roman Jerala, the head of the Chemistry Institute's synthetic biology department.
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