CRISPR-Cas9, originally discovered in prokaryotic organisms to be part of their immune system, has rapidly developed into a gene editing tool far more accurate than its predecessors. This technology is thus generating a lot of buzz due to its potential to correct genetic diseases. However, what if it could be used to identify factors that can lessen disease severity? These targets could be the source...

This article originally appeared on app.com Jerry Carino , @njhoopshaven          Published 5:02 a.m. ET May 18, 2017 | Updated 4:20 p.m. ET May 20, 2017 As the new co-director of a highly successful sports broadcasting camp for teens, Marlboro's Chris Carrino draws on...