Modifying CRISPR to Treat Diseases Without Cutting DNA

December 26, 2017




Salk scientists have created a new version of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology that allows them to activate genes without creating breaks in the DNA, potentially circumventing a major hurdle to using gene editing technologies to treat human diseases like diabetes, kidney disease, and muscular dystrophy. Approach could also be applied to reversing aging and age-related diseases such as hearing loss and macular degeneration.






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