WONDER #2567: What is CRISPR?

Question 1 of 3

Which of the following is not a potential use for CRISPR, according to this Wonder?

  1. Preventing some cancers
  2. Making some animal organs safe for human transplant
  3. Stopping genetic disorders
  4. Lowering the crime rate in cities

Question 2 of 3

CRISPR was first discovered in ________.

  1. E. coli
  2. streptococcus
  3. megavirus
  4. rabies virus

Question 3 of 3

What was the main idea of this Wonder?

  1. CRISPR can cure all diseases that have ever affected humans.
  2. There are many possibilities in CRISPR gene editing, but people are also concerned about the ethics of using it.
  3. CRISPR can’t be used in humans because it’s a bacteria.
  4. CRISPR should be made available to all people.

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