The Gene Editing Rumour

Rumour: Scientists are able to edit genes and eliminate genetic diseases.

Truth: This is true.

As reported in Nature Communications, researchers could genetically edit mice’s genes and cure their anemia. Learn more about this gene-editing technique and how it can be applied to different diseases here.

Reference

  1. Bahal, R., Ali McNeer, N., Quijano, E. et al. In vivo correction of anaemia in β-thalassemic mice by γPNA-mediated gene editing with nanoparticle delivery. Nat Commun 7, 13304 (2016). https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms13304

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