Hu­man DNA edit­ing a re­al­ity

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A GROUP of sci­en­tists are pur­su­ing in­ter­na­tional co-op­er­a­tion in hu­man em­bryo edit­ing.

Pei Duan­qing with the Guangzhou in­sti­tute of bio­med­i­cine and health of the Chi­nese Academy of Sciences and nine other sci­en­tists pub­lished an ar­ti­cle in the lat­est on­line is­sue of Stem Cell.

Al­ter­ing hu­man ge­nomic DNA is not a new con­cept, but CRISPR meth­ods are game chang­ing.

The ef­fi­ciency and ac­cu­racy of CRISPR gene edit­ing un­cov­ers new ar­eas that were pre­vi­ously in­ac­ces­si­ble, Pei ex­plained. – Xin­hua

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