Researchers at MIT reverse disease in mice by correcting a mutated gene

“The findings, described in the March 30 issue of Nature Biotechnology, offer the first evidence that this gene-editing technique, known as CRISPR, can reverse disease symptoms in living animals. CRISPR, which offers an easy way to snip out mutated DNA and replace it with the correct sequence, holds potential for treating many genetic disorders, according to the research team.”

Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-03-reverse-liver-disorder-mice-mutated.html#jCp

 

This is a pretty wild time human existence, what if you had the choice to live forever?  These researchers from MIT have claimed to be able to reverse a liver disorder in mice with gene-editing.

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