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.
- 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