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CRISPR milestone: Crippling transthyretin amyloidosis disease now treatable through gene editing, paving way for addressing other genetic diseases

CRISPR milestone: Crippling transthyretin amyloidosis disease now treatable through gene editing, paving way for addressing other genetic diseases

NPR | 
[65-year-old Patrick] Doherty found out he had a rare, but devastating inherited disease — known as transthyretin amyloidosis — that ...
‘It would be huge to see my granddaughter’: In an attempt to cure blindness, scientists use CRISPR to edit DNA inside patients' bodies

‘It would be huge to see my granddaughter’: In an attempt to cure blindness, scientists use CRISPR to edit DNA inside patients’ bodies

NPR | 
Carlene Knight would love to do things that most people take for granted, such as read books, drive a car, ...
18 months later, first sickle cell patient treated with CRISPR is still pain free

18 months later, first sickle cell patient treated with CRISPR is still pain free

NPR | 
[35-year-old Victoria] Gray is the first person in the United States to be successfully treated for a genetic disorder, [sickle ...

Genome sequencing for babies brings knowledge and conflicts

WNYC | 
Genome sequencing deciphers an individual's entire genetic code. The price of doing this has been dropping quickly, raising the possibility ...
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