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Gene Editing Tool “CRISPR Cas9” paves way for Sickle Cell Cure | QPT

A team of physicians and laboratory scientists has taken a key step toward a cure for sickle cell disease, using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to fix the mutated gene responsible for the disease in stem cells from the blood of affected patients.

For the first time, they have corrected the mutation in a proportion of stem cells that is high enough to produce a substantial benefit in sickle cell patients

In tests in mice, the genetically engineered stem cells stuck around for at least four months after transplantation, an important benchmark to ensure that any potential therapy would be lasting.
News Source: http://news.berkeley.edu/2016/10/12/genome-engineering-paves-way-for-sickle-cell-cure/
Video Courtesy: American Society of Hematology and UC Berkeley

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