Posted by on July 3, 2018 8:22 am
Categories: CRISPR-Google

Source: First attempt to get CRISPR gene editing working in sperm

Electron micrograph of sperm

Can we change the DNA in sperm?


For the first time, biologists are trying to get the CRISPR gene-editing machinery directly into mature human sperm, rather than into fertilised embryos. The work is still at an early stage but could lead to a new way to prevent inherited diseases.

Around half a dozen teams have used the CRISPR genome-editing method to alter the DNA of human embryos but it is still far from clear whether this approach is safe. One issue is that the embryo …

Published at Tue, 03 Jul 2018 08:01:34 +0000