With CRISPR, scientists correct genetic mutation that causes sickle cell disease

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 13:42 in Biology & Nature

The promise of a revolutionary gene-editing technology is beginning to be realized in experiments aimed at curing sickle cell disease. Scientists reported Wednesday that they used the CRISPR-Cas9 system to correct a tiny genetic mutation that causes the blood disease, which affects millions of...

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