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Dr Kitchens-Kintz: Genome Editing

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Genome Editing Extra Credit The lecture started off with Dr. Kitchens-Kintz discussing the importance of genes and what their functions are in the human body. For example, the fact that they are what contains the blueprints for proteins in our bodies. These proteins are then used for multiple important functions such as making up enzymes, hormones, and other materials such as collagen, which is an essential building block in hair, skin, nails, and bones. However, sometimes parts of genes get distorted throughout our life either from exposure to things such as sunlight or due to copying errors. These errors can can do one of three things: absolutely nothing, benefit, or hinder the individual. Furthermore, with the advancements in technology,
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