See how this scientific discovery will eliminate deadly diseases like cancer or HIV in the near future


In the past decades, scientists have investigated numerous ways to fight malignant cell development in the human body. While there are already promising techniques to fight deadly diseases like immunotherapy for cancer, biochemists experienced a major breakthrough in 2015 with so-called genome editing. Although strongly raising ethical considerations, the discovery of the CRISPR/CAS-System has the potential to heal from all sorts of diseases like herpes, cancer and even HIV but moreover carries the ability to engineer the human genome from scratch.

How that works, what it means and why there is need for discussion on a civilizational level is explained in an excellent way in the following video: