CRISPR update

The US Has Officially Started Using CRISPR on Humans

On Monday, a University of Pennsylvania spokesperson confirmed to NPR that the institution’s researchers have officially started using CRISPR on humans — marking a national first that could lead to a more widespread use of the technology in the future. Thus far, CRISPR has been used to treat two cancer patients, both of whom had relapsed after traditional cancer treatment.

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