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Chinese scientists use gene-editing techniques in humans for first time
 

Chinese scientists use gene-editing techniques in humans for first time

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Chinese scientists have become the first in the world to use the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique in humans.
 
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16 Nov 2016 - General
 
This is a great achievement by Chinese scientists and now China is leading in medical revolutions and inventions. It is an honor for China that its scientists have become first to use the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique in human. As mentioned in the scientific journal nature, genetically modified cells are injected into a patient at the West China Hospital with aggressive lung cancer. Basically, this technique is utilized to knock out a gene that normally acts as a check on the ...
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I have read about this plan a few months ago, and now it already happened. Its amazing what advances of modern medicine can make. It seems like China has become a superpower in terms of technological advances in medicine. I hope that their technique of gene editing becomes a new frontier in the treatment of aggressive malignant tumors. A lot of these are inoperable, and limited treatment can be offered for this patients. Gene editing provides them a treatment option that can actually prolong the...
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