Gene editing technique could treat ALS and Huntington’s disease

By als, crispr, crisprcas9, engadget, gear, geneediting, genetics, huntingtons, huntingtonsdisease, locana, medicine, rcas9, rna, science, tomorrow, ucsandiego, ucsd

The most common gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9, only modifies DNA. That’s helpful in most cases, but it means that you can’t use it to tackle RNA-based diseases. Thankfully, that might not be a problem for much longer. After plenty of talk ab…

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Atomic ‘photos’ help make gene editing safer

By cornelluniversity, crispr, crisprcas3, cryo-electronmicroscopy, dna, engadget, geneediting, genetics, harvardmedicalschool, medicine, rna, tomorrow

Believe it or not, scientists haven’t had a close-up look at CRISPR gene editing. They’ve understood its general processes, but not the minutiae of what’s going on — and that raises the risk of unintended effects. They’ll have a much better understa…

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