1.Clustered Regulatory Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and the Future of Genetic Engineering
2.What is CRISPR/Cas-9?
Bacterium Immune System
Bacteria stores the DNA for future recognition
Creates a RNA Guide that shows the Cas-9 enzyme where to cut the virus DNA out of the bacteria’s genome
4.CRISPR/Cas-9 And Its Uses
The Improvement of Animals and Plants
Huntington’s, Hemophilia, and other genetic disorders
Malaria, Zika, and other diseases carried by mosquitoes
6.Plant and Animal Modification
Plants that can survive harsher environments and produce more
Cashmere Goats that produce more and longer fibers
Modification of human embryos to create genetically modified humans
Most controversial aspect of CRISPR/Cas-9
Scientist need a societal consensus in order to continue this type of modification
Which leads to the focus of my study...
In order to gauge the current influence on societal opinion, how are public media outlets currently portraying CRISPR/Cas-9?
Systematic Review of current public media outlets’ articles
13.What Do These Results Mean?
Overall, the general media seems to be more accepting and excited for the use of CRISPR in animals, plants, and humans.
Most media outlets are releasing articles that support CRISPR and its use in plants and animals, and for disease prevention and elimination in humans.
The results of this research paints a bright future for CRISPR and its influence and acceptance in the coming years. In the near future, we will be able to prevent horrible diseases that kill thousands of people per day and improve the quality of life for a countless amount of other people.
Amount of data
Media is not completely indicative of societal opinion
Lack of negative articles
17.Directions For Further Study
Differently Weighted Articles
Large Scale Survey
Future research is needed in this rapidly expanding field