Posted by on January 24, 2018 8:24 pm
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CRISPR Gene-Editing tested in a Person for the First time to cure Cancer in China | QPT

A Chinese group has become the first to inject a person with cells that contain genes edited using the revolutionary CRISPR–Cas9 technique.

It could trigger a biomedical race between China and the US.

On 28 October, a team in China delivered the modified cells into a patient with aggressive lung cancer as part of a clinical trial at the West China Hospital.

Earlier clinical trials using cells edited with a different technique have excited clinicians. The introduction of CRISPR, which is simpler and more efficient than other techniques, will probably accelerate the race to get gene-edited cells into the clinic across the world.

News Source: CRISPR gene-editing tested in a person for the first time

Image Courtesy: Steve Gschmeissner/Science Photo Library
Video Courtesy: UC Berkeley

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