Posted by on January 23, 2018 4:09 pm
Categories: Crispr

CRISPR gene editing will transform cancer treatment

Gene-editing technique CRISPR-cas works like a pair of scissors to cut DNA, inserting or reordering bits of genetic code with remarkable, science-fiction-like results. Subscribe:

In humans, the technology is being tested to battle cancer — by removing patients’ immune cells, editing them, and reinserting the weaponized cells into the body to hunt cancer.

One of the leading scientists who developed the technique is Jennifer Doudna, a biochemist at the University of California, Berkeley.

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