September 24, 2018
CIM CON — What is the impact on health care of genome editing?
Although Mayo Clinic does not use genome editing as part of any treatment in the medical practice, genome editing has promise for treating and even curing previously intractable disorders, such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Genome editing, via methods like CRISPR-Cas9 (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats and CRISPR-associated protein) can be used to facilitate the […]
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December 12, 2017
4 key things to know about the possibilities, pitfalls of gene editing
ROCHESTER, Minn. — Gene editing has captivated scientists and medical providers with tantalizing visions of wiping out debilitating inherited diseases. Could conditions like Huntington’s disease, for example, be cured by using a tool that acts as a “molecular scissors” to remove and replace disease-causing DNA? Or, would gene editing tempt some to engineer designer babies […]
Tags: #CRISPR-Cas9, #Dr. Megan Allyse, #Genetic diseases, #Inherited disease, Bioethics, gene editing, mayo clinic, Mayo Clinic Center for Individualized Medicine
May 6, 2016
Is Gene Editing in Our Future?
By Jeff Briggs
Much has been made about the promise and perils of gene editing and CRISPR Cas9 technology. The Center for Individualized Medicine’s Kristin Clift offers an introduction to this powerful gene editing tool that holds the potential of allowing scientists to modify DNA with extreme precision. By Kristin Clift Imagine you’re a patient and your […]
Tags: #CRISPR-Cas9, center for individualized medicine, CRISPR, Dr. Paldeep Atwal, gene editing, Kristin Clift