“Edit­ing” genes in liv­ing cells: The CRISPR-Cas9 tech­nique

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Th­ese pho­tos, pro­vided by Ore­gon Health and Sci­ence Univer­sity, show the de­vel­op­ment of em­bryos af­ter be­ing in­jected with CRISPR-Cas9, a gene-edit­ing tech­nol­ogy that suc­cess­fully re­moved a ge­netic mu­ta­tion known to cause hy­per­trophic car­diomy­opa­thy. The work, a sci­en­tific first led by re­searchers at OHSU, marks a step to­ward one day prevent­ing ba­bies from in­her­it­ing dis­eases that run in the fam­ily.

Sources: Univer­sity of Cal­i­for­nia, The As­so­ci­ated Press Kayla Robert­son, The Den­ver Post

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