The First Ever CRISPR-Edited Human Embryo – Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov
An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing — a technique that allows scientists to make precise changes to genomes with relative ease — to correct a disease-causing mutation in dozens of viable human embryos. The study represents a significant improvement in efficiency and accuracy over previous efforts.
Reproductive biologist Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team used CRISPR genome editing to correct a gene that causes a potentially fatal heart condition in humans.
CBC Dec 30th, 2017