Prenatal gene editing treats disease before birth
For the first time, scientists have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder in laboratory animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before birth.
DNA-editing tools could increase life expectancy, reduce cancer risk in babies
Researchers have found that babies, whose genes were edited before birth stand the chance of living decades longer.
Concerns over ‘designer babies’ created using gene editing tool
Crispr-Cas9 gene editing technology has been hailed as humanity’s route to ‘designer babies’ who are tailored with desirable genetic traits.The technique, which can ‘cut and paste’ small sections of Deoxy ribonucleic Acid...