Scientists Boast First Successful Use of Genome Editing in Living Animals by Curing Hemophilia in Mice

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A targeted snip through DNA’s double helix cantake out a mutated gene that causes hemophilia, curing mice of the disease, a new study found. It’s the first study to use this form of genome editing in a living animal, and it could have implications for genetic treatment of other diseases, notably AIDS.

Scientists say the research is a major step forward for gene therapy, which has long promised to cure disease by editing genetic sequences. Read more here

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