CRISPR GENE EDITING SUCCESSFULLY STOPS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY IN LIVING MICE

CRISPR GENE EDITING SUCCESSFULLY STOPS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY IN LIVING MICE

CRISPR GENE EDITING SUCCESSFULLY STOPS MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY IN LIVING MICE

POPULAR SCIENCE

\ January 4, 2016 /

 Hundreds of children per year are born with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), a genetic disorder that leads to muscle weakness and atrophy—those numbers make it the most common fatal genetic disorder. Better care for the heart and lungs has extended the average lifespan of a patient with DMD to 27, but there is still no known cure for the disease. By harnessing the power of gene editing enzyme complex CRISPR, several teams of researchers have been able to tweak the genes of mice with the condition in order to treat it.

Visit: http://www.popsci.com/for-first-time-crispr-treats-genetic-disease to read the full article.

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