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Scientists Try Specific Gene Editing Inside Person For First Time

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In an exciting experiment, US scientists are trying for the first time to edit the DNA of a person to eliminate a disease.  Billions of genetically modified cells into  44-year-old Brian Madeux in an attempt correct a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome,  a disease involving the lack of a gene that makes an enzyme that breaks down certain carbohydrates.

https://apnews.com/4ae98919b52e43d8a8960e0e260feb0a/AP-Exclusive:-US-scientists-try-1st-gene-editing-in-the-body

While the gene-editing tool CRSIPR has been getting a lot of attention lately, this procedure uses a different tool ” zinc finger nucleases”.

 

 

 

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