The recent advent of CRISPR-Cas9--an unparalleled and precise DNA-editing technology--has changed the way in which molecular biology research is performed. From basic blue skies research to the study of human congenital disorders, the application of this technology is revolutionizing how scientists are conducting their research. This article introduces the basics of genome biology, the neural crest and the potential for CRISPR-Cas9 in a specific human congenital disorder.

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