from NaturalSociety Website
The technology is often called "molecular scissors" for its ability to "cut and paste" pieces of DNA, thereby removing unwanted traits and replacing them with more desirable ones.
CRISPR is being celebrated for its
accuracy, but a recent study sheds light on some imperfections
surrounding the technology that we should be aware of.
However, it also caused unintentional mutations (Unexpected Mutations after CRISPR–Cas9 Editing in Vivo) to more than 1,000 other genes. It's exactly what critics of the technology have been warning about - that in the process of "fixing" part of the human genome, scientists could actually wind up doing irreparable damage.