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Scientists have devised different technologies to alter organisms’ DNA, including plants,
animals, and humans, to prevent and treat genetic diseases. During these genetically-designed
procedures, such technologies enable the addition, removal, or alteration of the genetic material
at a given place within the genome, leading to gene editing (National Academies of Sciences,
Engineering, and Medicine, 2017). Thus, this essay paper explores the differences between
germline gene editing and somatic gene theory and tries to answer some of the questions
germline gene-editing technology tends to provoke.
Difference Somatic Gene Theory and Germline Gene Editing via CRISPR-Cas9
As revealed above, different technologies explore the genome editing process to treat
genetic disorders. Under somatic gene theory, genetic change is obtained by the cell passed to
the mutated cell progeny during cell division, thus affecting every cell descending from those
mutated cells (Sternberg & Doudna, 2015). During somatic genome editing, such editing occurs
within the somatic cells; that is, all body cells except for the reproductive cells (eggs and sperm)
and any cell giving rise to these gametes. This procedure only targets patient gene cells for
cancer, infectious diseases, and even hereditable monogenic disorders.
On the other hand, the germline gene editing process via CRISPR-Cas9 technology
involves changes in the reproductive cells' genetic makeup during cell division resulting in eggs
or sperms. It might thus impact one gene or even the entire chromosome. During this procedure,
it tends to impact the individual progeny and the progeny’s subsequent generation. Using gene
editing in the reproductive cells or the cells giving rise to these gametes targets harmful
mutations in such gametes (World Health Organization, 2019). Gene editing under this process
might also target mutations in the IVF embryo made by couple’s gametes with a recognized risk

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WRITING 1 CRISPR-Cas9 Technology Name Institutional Affiliation Instructor Course Title Date WRITING 2 CRISPR-Cas9 Technology Scientists have devised different technologies to alter organisms’ DNA, including plants, animals, and humans, to prevent and treat genetic diseases. During these genetically-designed procedures, such technologies enable the addition, removal, or alteration of the genetic material at a given place within the genome, leading to gene editing (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, 2017). Thus, this essay paper explores the differences between germline gene editing and somatic gene theory and tries to answer some of the questions germline gene-editing technology tends to provoke. Difference Somatic Gene Theory and Germline Gene Editing via CRISPR-Cas9 As revealed above, different technologies explore the genome editing process to treat genetic disorders. Under somatic gene theory, genetic change is obtained by the cell passed to the mutated cell progeny during cell division, thus affecting every cell descending from those mutated cells (Sternberg & Doudna, 2015). During somatic genome editing, such editing occurs within the somatic cells; that is, all body cells except for the reproductive cells (eggs and sperm) and any cell giving rise to these gametes. This procedure only targets patient gene cells for cancer, infectious diseases, and even hereditable monogenic disorders. On the other hand, the germline gene editing process ...
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