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CRISPR editing can produce ‘life-altering' changes in patient health, Nobel laureate says
11 days ago - By Healio
The CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing system already is producing results that may fundamentally transform the treatment of certain diseases, according to one of the recipients of the 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
One of the best examples is for the treatment of sickle cell disease, according to Jennifer A. Doudna, PhD, Li Ka Shing chancellor's chair in biomedical and health sciences at University of California, Berkeley.
The earliest laboratory application of CRISPR showed how it was possible to correct the mutation that causes sickle cell disease by using genetically altered cells from the
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