CRISPR gene editing used inside a person’s body for first time

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A team of scientists have used CRISPR inside someone’s body for the first time opening a new frontier for efforts to change DNA to treat diseases. The team used the gene-editing tool on a patient at the Casey Eye Institute at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland...

Japan issues draft guidelines for gene editing human embryos

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Japan has announced new guidance which might to allow gene editing in human embryos. The draft guidelines will allow gene-editing for research into early human development. Released by a panel of health experts at the end of September the new guidelines will clarify how researchers are allowed to...

New CRISPR Technique Repairs Genetic Mutations in Human Embryos

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Researchers have revealed a new CRISPR technique which might prevent humans from passing on a potentially life-threatening genetic disorder. Marfan Syndrome is estimated to affect 1-in-5,000 people worldwide. The genetic disorder causes issues with the body's connective tissue. Causing issues with everything from a person's eyes, to...