• Scientists Have Made Their First Attempt at Gene Editing Inside a Human Patient

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    Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.
    The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.
    “It's kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I'm willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.”
    Signs of whether it's working may come in a month...
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