Deoxyribonucleic acid (which is more commonly known as DNA) is the hereditary material of humans and almost all other organisms. DNA is contained in our genes, the units of heredity that are transmitted from parents to offspring and control or determine a single characteristic in the offspring. Altering a DNA sequence in a living cell is known as gene editing or genome editing. CRISPR scientists use the CRISPR genome engineering tool to edit or remove genes that cause disease or other medical conditions; increase the shelf life and ...
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Biochemists and biophysicists (a category that includes CRISPR scientists) earned salaries that ranged from $52,640 to $169,860 in May 2020, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. They received median annual earnings of $94,270. Fifty percent of biochemists and biophysicists earned between $67,710 and $127,980.
Benefits for CRISPR scientists include vacation and sick time, health, an...
Like all researchers, CRISPR scientists spend the majority of their time in laboratories—using the CRISPR technology and other technologies to edit or remove genes, designing and conducting experiments, and assessing their results. Their laboratories and research facilities are equipped with state-of-the-art technology that allows them to conduct cutting-edge research. CRISPR scientists work cl...
Job opportunities for biochemists (a career category that includes CRISPR scientists) are expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2029, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL). “Biochemists and biophysicists will be needed to conduct genetic research and to develop new medicines and treatments that are used to fight genetic disorders and diseases such a...