CRISPR (which stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) experiments show tremendous potential for the evaluation of genomic loci.
The experiments make use of arrayed single guide RNAs. This particular protocol lets non-experts design and execute arrayed and pooled CRISPR experiments in only 4-5 weeks. Learn more about this here.
We are particular interested in using gene editing and the CRISPR technology to enhance brain intelligence. According to Scientific American, this is not possible yet, but may be within a few years. Researcher James J. Lee said:
“In my opinion, Crispr could in principle be used to boost the expected intelligence of an embryo by a considerable amount”
We know that the genes are there, but they are hard to pinpoint. New tools are coming out and our knowledge of gene editing is expanding everyday.