gene editing

'Breakthrough' CRISPR Treatment Slashes Cholesterol In First Human Clinical Trial

Posted in Medicine, Science on 24th Nov, 2023
by Alex Muller

For these treatments, scientists extract immune cells or blood cells from the body, edit the cells using CRISPR to correct the genetic mistake, and reinfuse the treated cells into the patient.

New research advances understanding of cancer risk in gene therapies

Posted in Medicine on 20th Nov, 2023
by Alex Muller

The gene therapy treatment itself is not the likely cause of new DNA mutations in blood stem cells.

Using CRISPR to reverse retinitis pigmentosa and restore visual function

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Apr, 2017
by Alex Muller

In mouse models, advanced gene editing tool reprogrammed photoreceptor rods to mutation-resistant cones

Gene Editing could destroy latent viruses in the human body like herpes

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2016
by Alex Muller

Herpes viruses can be implicated in blindness, birth defects and even cancer, and as yet, we cant rid ourselves of them.

Gene Editing Startup Raises $120 Million to Apply CRISPR to Medicine

Posted in Business on 10th Aug, 2015
by Alex Muller

Editas Medicine has raised $120 million to create treatments with CRISPR, including ones for cancers, retinal disease, and sickle cell anemia.