Dr Heli Matilainen explores the lightning-fast development of targeted genome engineering.
We have rapidly entered the era of ‘next generation’ genetic engineering (GE). The revolution in this field is largely due to the development and introduction of targeted genome engineering/modification/editing techniques.
These new techniques have been widely adopted in all relevant scientific areas at a very fast pace. Recent major breakthroughs and developments have enabled genome editing/engineering to get to the ‘science fiction’ level.