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US researchers begin CRISPR gene editing trials on humans

ANI | Updated: Apr 17, 2019 22:36 IST

Philadelphia [USA], April 17 (ANI): The first human trials of the controversial gene editing technology called CRISPR, has officially started in the US.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, are conducting a powerful experiment on cancer patients. As NPR reports, one patient had multiple myeloma and another one had sarcoma. Both the patients had relapsed after undergoing the standard treatment.
CRISPR is a technique in which modifications are made at the DNA level, with the potential to cure many diseases. A Chinese scientist, He Jiankui, used the technique to edit genes in human embryos that are now the world’s first CRISPR twins. (ANI)