Designer sperm for fixing faulty genes

The “new genetics” promises to fix the faulty genes of future generations by introducing new, functioning genes using “designer sperm”, according to a report appearing inThe FASEB Journal.

In a mouse model, introducing new genetic material via a viral vector into the sperm of mice leads to the presence and activity of those genes in the resulting embryos. This new genetic material is actually inherited, present and functioning through three generations of the mice tested. This discovery—if successful in humans—could lead to a new frontier in genetic medicine in which diseases and disorders are effectively cured, and new human attributes, such as organ regeneration, may be possible.

Read the full, original story here: New Genetics: Designer Sperm Fixes Faulty Genes

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