Any geneticist will get excited about revolutions to gene editing, and CRISPR may have been just what they were looking seeking. However, new studies into the technique have discovered significant consequences. Researchers have concluded that gene therapy techniques may inhibit a person’s ability to fight off cancer. CRISPR technologies have the potential to give rise to cancer-related health issues in the future. On the bright side, having a link to cancer does not necessarily mean a cause of disease.