Scientists at Oregon edit genes inside the body using CRISPR for a hereditary blindness disorder, in a trial called BRILLIANCE.

A person with a genetic condition that causes blindness has become the first to receive a CRISPR–Cas9 gene therapy administered directly into their body. The treatment is part of a landmark clinical trial to test the ability of CRISPR–Cas9 gene-editing techniques to remove mutations that cause a rare condition called Leber’s congenital amaurosis 10 (LCA10).

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Strategies for the CRISPR-Based Therapeutics

The CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats)-based genome editing technology is an emerging RNA-guided nuclease system initially identified from the microbial adaptive immune systems. In recent years, the CRISPR system has been reprogrammed to target specific regions of the eukaryotic genome and has become a powerful tool for genetic engineering. Researchers have explored many

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Will Prime Editors be the New CRISPR?

Early results suggest that prime editors are cleaner than CRISPR–Cas9 and more versatile than base editors, but many questions remain. A paper recently published in Nature from David Liu and co-workers discloses a ‘prime’ gene-editing system many years in the making. In principle, the system, comprising a catalytically impaired Cas9 enzyme and an engineered reverse transcriptase, may

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Twitter reveals growing global public anxiety about Crispr gene-editing

The first ever analysis of all the tweets discussing Crispr gene-editing has revealed how the public feels about the technology. The findings suggest that over a six years public approval of gene-editing has cooled and that most people chatting about the technology are worried. Twitter offers researchers a vast amount of semi-structured data and provides direct access

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New articles on the ethics of genome editing published in The CRISPR Journal

Source http://www.liebertpub.com/ The CRISPR Journal announces the publication of its October 2019 Special Issue on The Ethics of Human Genome Editing. The Journal is led by Editor-in-Chief Rodolphe Barrangou, PhD (North Carolina State University) and Executive Editor Dr. Kevin Davies. For full-text copies of articles or to arrange interviews with Dr. Barrangou, Dr. Davies, authors, or

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