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FDA remains cautious regarding CRISPR-based treatment for sickle cell anaemia

27 June 2018

The FDA[1] has not approved a clinical trial request for CTX001, an experimental drug that uses CRISPR technology. This drug is ex-vivo[2] gene therapy which...

Treatments using CRISPR-Cas9 could increase the risk of cancer

27 June 2018

On Monday, researchers at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden warned against the risks of genome-editing...

CRISPR-Cas9 - the "genetic scissors" responsible for hundreds of uncontrolled mutations

25 June 2018

The use of CRISPR-Cas9—the genetic editing tool, triggers hundreds of random mutations throughout the genome.   This was discovered by American...

Could criminals alter their own DNA using CRISPR kits to evade justice?

30 May 2018

Wanted criminals could alter their own DNA through over-the-counter kits which use the CRISPR technique[1]. Created to combat certain hereditary diseases such...


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