The gene-editing tool behind an unprecedented launch of hopes and dreams for humanity
Southwester Medical Perspectives 2019 - A publication of Southwestern Medical Foundation

The 2019 issue of Perspectives magazine features the world-changing gene-editing technology of CRISPR and its revolutionary impact on humanity.

Perspectives is Southwestern Medical Foundation’s publication, a high-end magazine that reaches more than 30,000 readers across the nation.

Beyond serving as a resource, the publication includes perspectives on this timely topic from the nation’s foremost experts and innovators.

CRISPR, which stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats, is a leap forward in the field of biotechnology that exploits a primitive, adaptable immune system found in bacteria and is being repurposed to edit genes in any organism—from microbes to plants to humans. When added to our vast and rapidly expanding knowledge base of genes, gene function, and gene regulation, CRISPR might become the most extraordinary revolution in the history of civilization.
The research happening at UT Southwestern is not just good for Dallas or Texas. What’s coming out of here is good for the world.
Robert B. Rowling, Past Chairman,
Trustee, Southwestern Medical Foundation


This edition features perspectives from the world’s preeminent thought leaders in CRISPR research. Click a name to learn more about each contributor.