|From: trendtn (Rep: 161)||Date: 02/16/2018 10:45|
|Forum: Cellectis SA - Msg #109||Thread #673991925 (Rec: 0) |
|CRISPR has fixed the genetic cause of a learning disability|
This is just in an experiment...in a lab...human cells, but it points to where crispr is headed
Clls, edit,crsp and ntla is the full crispr sector
An X chromosome from someone with fragile X syndrome
Fragile X syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability
Christine Harrison/Visuals Unlimited, Inc. /SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
By Alice Klein
CRISPR gene editing has been used to repair a genetic form of intellectual disability in human brain cells in a dish. If the same technique can be done in the brain, it may help treat a range of genetic conditions.
Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of intellectual impairment, affecting one in 4000 men, and one in 6000 women. It is caused by having a silenced version of a gene called FMR1, which typically …
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