You've probably heard – numerous times – that the fictional world of "Jurassic Park" is about to become reality.
And probably every time, after you read the article or listened to the report, the actual innovation was a letdown.
Well, this time, I'm the one telling you that the fictional world of "Jurassic Park" is about to become a reality – and I truly hope what I'm about to tell you isn't a disappointment.
No, I'm not predicting we will see the rebirth of dinosaurs.
But we may soon see formerly extinct species spring to life once again.
Scientists in Australia recently used a cutting-edge gene-editing technique to insert DNA from the passenger pigeon, which went extinct in 1914, into the common pigeon. If all goes as planned, birds from that flock will become the first animals to have genetic codes from an extinct species.
Now that's no letdown and will be, if successful, a huge scientific breakthrough.
There could be a big profit breakthrough here too.
The so-called next-generation sequencing (NGS) market that underpins these breakthroughs will be worth $21.4 billion by 2025, according to Grand View Research.
That would be astounding 362% growth from the $4.62 billion NGS market of 2015.
And you can ride that soaring market with the company I'm going to tell you all about.
The "Pick and Shovel" Play on De-Extinction
The technology behind these Australian researchers' work is known as CRISPR-Cas9.
And it has implications far beyond bringing back passenger pigeons and perhaps other extinct species.
At its most basic level, scientists use this gene-editing technology to precisely modify, delete, or correct disease-causing abnormalities at their genetic sources.
This could have a profound impact on human health – perhaps being the key to the cures for everything from cancer to Alzheimer's to cystic fibrosis. MarketsandMarkets pegs the value of the gene-editing and -engineering sector at $6.4 billion in 2022.
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About the Author
Michael A. Robinson is one of the top financial analysts working today. His book "Overdrawn: The Bailout of American Savings" was a prescient look at the anatomy of the nation's S&L crisis, long before the word "bailout" became part of our daily lexicon. He's a Pulitzer Prize-nominated writer and reporter, lauded by the Columbia Journalism Review for his aggressive style. His 30-year track record as a leading tech analyst has garnered him rave reviews, too. Today he is the editor of the monthly tech investing newsletter Nova-X Report as well as Radical Technology Profits, where he covers truly radical technologies – ones that have the power to sweep across the globe and change the very fabric of our lives – and profit opportunities they give rise to. He also explores "what's next" in the tech investing world at Strategic Tech Investor.