Gene editing needs more work prior to use in humans

Gene editing (CRISPR CAS9) is a technique where the faulty gene causing a genetic diseases such as Telomere Biology Disorders could be removed and replaced with the correct gene. Treatment in experimental mice has been very promising. However, a recently published study shows that gene editing can introduce new mutations into the gene it is[…]

Gene-editing breakthrough – what does this mean for DC?

Photo credit: The Times   The Times reports that a pioneering gene-editing treatment is likely to have been successful in treating a little girl suffering from leukaemia. This follows an article last year, which first reported on the procedure.   Two-year old Layla could potentially be the first person in the world to have been saved[…]