The largest pandemic in recent times -- novel coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) -- has caused economic shutdowns and social isolation on a global scale. Life as we know it has been placed on hold for the time being. Meanwhile, the scientific community worldwide is trying to understand COVID-19 biology and search for detection methods, prevention strategies, and treatments. Many researchers and biotech companies are turning to CRISPR, a cutting-edge advancement in biotechnology, to aid in developing methods for detection and finding a treatment for the virus. As a result, the need for unified regulation on CRISPR is more apparent than ever.
Ching, Jolie and Nakamura, Shane
"A CRISPR Look at COVID-19,"
Horizons: Vol. 5
, Article 4.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/horizons/vol5/iss1/4