Sunday, August 6, 2017

Scientists edit disease-causing gene mutation in human embryos

By Jacqueline Howard, CNN

 (CNN)Scientists are getting one step closer to snipping inherited genetic diseases out of human offspring using a gene-editing technique called CRISPR.

For the first time, scientists said, they corrected a gene mutation linked to inherited heart conditions in human embryos using the approach. A study demonstrating the technique was published in the journal Nature on Wednesday.  Read more >>