How CRISPR-Cas9 Works ?


Researchers are developing ways to use CRISPR to treat genetic conditions like sickle-cell anemia and cystic fibrosis, and are also experimenting with genetic changes that could eliminate viruses like HIV. Even though viruses aren’t genetic diseases, certain gene edits have been shown to prevent the virus from spreading to new cells and to “destroy inactive HIV residing in the human genome by altering critical viral genes,” according to a look at genome surgery in MIT Tech Review. Experts even think these types of changes could eventually help treat complex conditions with genetic components like schizophrenia and autism.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/how-to-make-a-genetically-edited-human-2015-4#ixzz3YB0spEE0

http://www.technologyreview.com/review/524451/genome-surgery/

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