CRISPR Cas9 Locating a Gene Sequence

CRISPR is associated with a technique first recognized as a bacterial defense against viral infection.
•           Compares a DNA sequence to a target RNA sequence
•           Edits the DNA by removing or replacing the matching gene sequence
Applications include:
•           Vaccine development
•           Targeting / modifying DNA “typos” to treat genetic disease, 
                        e.g. vision defects
•           Promising treatment & disease prevention, e.g. cancer, heart disease,
                        mental illness, HIV, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)