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Scientists make 'holy grail' breakthrough in DNA editing that could cure incurable diseases

Scientists make 'holy grail' breakthrough in DNA editing that could cure incurable diseases | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even extend the human lifespan. The breakthrough – described as a “holy grail” of genetics – was used to partially restore the sight of rats blinded by a condition which also affects humans. Previously researchers were not able to make changes to DNA in eye, brain, heart and liver tissues.

 


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Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even extend the human lifespan. The breakthrough – described as a “holy grail” of genetics – was used to partially restore the sight of rats blinded by a condition which also affects humans. Previously researchers were not able to make changes to DNA in eye, brain, heart and liver tissues.

 

 

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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 17, 2016 10:04 AM
Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even extend the human lifespan. The breakthrough – described as a “holy grail” of genetics – was used to partially restore the sight of rats blinded by a condition which also affects humans. Previously researchers were not able to make changes to DNA in eye, brain, heart and liver tissues.

 

 

Online Marketing 's curator insight, January 2, 3:37 AM
Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even extend the human lifespan. The breakthrough – described as a “holy grail” of genetics – was used to partially restore the sight of rats blinded by a condition which also affects humans. Previously researchers were not able to make changes to DNA in eye, brain, heart and liver tissues.

 

 

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US doctors cure child born with HIV

US doctors cure child born with HIV | Health and Wellness | Scoop.it
Medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus but now needing no medication

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 3, 2013 5:04 PM

Medical history made with first 'functional cure' of unnamed two-year-old born with the virus but now needing no medication.