The CRISPR Genome Editing Toolbox and its Clinical Potential

Needs Statement

Clinical geneticists, residents, fellows, laboratory fellows, genetic counselors, nurse practitioners, nurses, and medical students need to be regularly updated on the advances in clinical genetics research, and guidelines for the diagnosis and management of genetic disorders. The series aims to increase knowledge of the learners in these topic areas, and to provide the skills and tools for their implementation in clinical practice in order to enhance the quality of health care and outcomes.

Target Audience

Physicians, fellows, residents, medical students, nurses, and other health professionals.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of the session, the participants should be able to:

  • Describe how CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing can inactivate and repair genes.

  • Distinguish the different ways genome editing can be used in medicine.

  • List the emerging technologies that may improve genome editing efficacy and safety.

  • Review the challenges of using CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in medicine.

  • Discuss the ethical considerations of using genome editing in humans.

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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Baylor College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Baylor College of Medicine designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Participation
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