Crispr starts to show the big wins

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Crispr starts to show the big wins

#1  Postby Macdoc » Sep 01, 2018 11:02 am

Gene editing fixes muscular dystrophy in dogs — and humans could be next

Researchers used CRISPR gene editing successfully in a large animal to repair DNA mutations

A team of researchers may be one step closer to curing a devastating form of muscular dystrophy, after announcing they successfully used gene editing to stop the progression of the disease in dogs.

"To say it was exhilarating to see the initial results would be an understatement," Eric Olson, leader of the research team and a molecular biologist at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, told Quirks & Quarks.



https://www.cbc.ca/radio/quirks/sept-1- ... -1.4804909

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#2  Postby Thommo » Sep 01, 2018 11:26 am

Sounds fantastic. I'll be keeping my fingers crossed.
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#3  Postby Macdoc » Sep 01, 2018 11:45 am

You and many others...I'm even happy for the cured beagles. :mrgreen:
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