Study in Nature demonstrates method for repairing genes in human embryos that prevents inherited diseases

Oregon Health & Science University| Wed Aug 02 11:07:41 EDT 2017
Study in Nature demonstrates method for repairing genes in human embryos that prevents inherited diseases

Shoukhrat Mitalipov, Ph.D., reported the successful removal of a lethal genetic defect in human embryos.

The gene-editing technique described in this study could one day provide an avenue for people with known heritable disease-causing genetic mutations to eliminate the risk of passing the disease to their children. The study also demonstrated a way to overcome a crucial problem in genome editing. Known as mosaicism, the problem occurs when not all cells in a multicellular embryo are r....

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