Can any idiot really use CRISPR gene editing?

Jon Cohen, 3 November 2016, Science Magazine, http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2016/11/one-our-reporters-tried-do-crispr-he-failed-miserably

During a recent interview with Science Magazine a researcher stated that “CRISPR may sound intimidating, but it is so simple to use that ‘any idiot’ could do it.”  To confirm this, Jon Cohen met with Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute post-doc Roland Wagner to give it a try.  Cohen discovered that while CRISPR gene editing is vastly simpler than previous methodologies, training in molecular biology is still required.

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