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Archive for April 3, 2014

Gene Editing in Live Mice Cures Rare Liver Disease


A chromosome [the “x”] with a DNA strand ‘close up’ in the circle.

Scientists at MIT have successfully used the CRISPR method to replace faulty genes in live mice, curing a rare liver disease. This type of genetic modification has been done in the past, but only in vitro [think petri dish]. Making this a monumental step forward for curing people who are suffering from genetic disease.