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Breakthrough CRISPR Gene Editing Trial Set to Begin This Year
JAY GORY, MANAGING EDITOR, science
Biotech company CRISPR Therapeutics is set to treat Europe’s patients with the CRISPR gene-editing tool this year following regulatory approval for trials. Researchers will apply the much-hyped tool to patients with beta thalassaemia, an inherited blood disorder that affects the body’s production of hemoglobin—a protein red blood cells use to carry oxygen around the body—U.K.’s Telegraph newspaper reported. Beta thalassemia is relatively common worldwide, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, with thousands of children born with the condition each year. read more


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