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For anyone unfamiliar with CRISPR, I strongly recommend this quick introduction video from Kurzgesagt on YouTube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAhjPd4uNFY




There is a great radiolab podcast on it as well. http://www.radiolab.org/story/update-crispr/


I wanted to post the same thing. That episode of radiolab was great.


While we're at the video recommendations, it would be remiss to omit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k99bMtg4zRk

As fun as it is, Tim Blais works hard to make hardcore science engaging.


This video was published in 2016-10, and contains this exquisite quote (around 6'):

> In 2015, scientists use CRISPR to cut the HIV virus out of living cells from patients in the lab, proving it was possible. Only a year later they carried out a larger scale project with rats that had the HIV virus <sic> in basically all of their body cells. By simply injecting CRISPR into the rats tails they were able to remove more than 50% of the virus from cells all over the body. In a few decades, a CRISPR therapy might cure HIV and other retroviruses ...


This video is how I originally heard of CRISPR, and it's still the best video I have seen on the subject.


One of the best Youtube channels across categories


For french users, this basic video describes the principle of CRISPR/CAS9: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYVE05egjPg


I'll add a nod to the Kurzgesagt CRISPR video recommendation. It is really nice introduction to the discovery of CAS9, CRISPR as a DNA editing technique, and the fast evolving possibilities of CRISPR.




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