TY - CHAP A1 - Yuan-Chuan Chen ED1 - Yuan-Chuan Chen ED2 - Shiu-Jau Chen Y1 - 2019-05-29 PY - 2019 T1 - Introductory Chapter: Gene Editing Technologies and Applications N2 - Gene-editing technologies (e.g., ZFNs, TALENs, and CRISPRs/Cas9) have been extensively used as tools in basic research. They are further applied in manufacturing agricultural products, food, industrial products, medicinal products, etc. Particularly, the discovery of medicinal products using gene-editing technologies will open a new era for human therapeutics. Though there are still many technical and ethical challenges ahead of us, more and more products based on gene-editing technologies have been approved for marketing. These technologies are promising for multiple applications. Their development and implications should be explored in the broadest context possible. Future research directions should also be highlighted. In this book, the applications, perspectives, and challenges of gene-editing technologies are significantly demonstrated and discussed. BT - Gene Editing SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85499 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.85499 SN - 978-1-78984-509-9 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2021-07-25 ER -