So what is CRISPR? CRISPR stands for “clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats”. Before you eyes glaze over and you skip the rest of this article, let me tell you what it means in very simple terms. It is a technique for editing and splicing DNA much more quickly, simply, and less expensively than previously done in the past. This is a revolutionary technique that could lead to the potential to cure any genetic disease.
There are several publicly traded companies that have jumped on the CRISPR bandwagon, both big and small. Obviously, the CRISPR technology industry is at its very early stages, so there are risks involved with some of the purer plays, none of which are currently generating earnings.