For the First Time, Scientists Use Gene-Editing Tool to Edit Inside a Person

Scientists at the Casey Eye Institute in Portland, OR have injected a harmless virus containing CRISPR gene-editing instructions inside the retinal cells of a patient with a rare form of genetic blindness.

This research could open up gene-editing for other medical afflictions, and help to develop therapies for diseases that are not typically treatable.

Read more here: https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/03/04/811461486/in-a-1st-scientists-use-revolutionary-gene-editing-tool-to-edit-inside-a-patient?fbclid=IwAR13aw2j-E-GOHJHWDRtH0XM2jOxhkYAHT3grPePNqodJAL1jAOnlJYNrfA

 

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