The First Ever CRISPR-Edited Human Embryo – Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov – YouTube

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The First Ever CRISPR-Edited Human Embryo - Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov

An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing — a technique that allows scientists to make precise changes to genomes with relative ease — to correct a disease-causing mutation in dozens of viable human embryos. The study represents a significant improvement in efficiency and accuracy over previous efforts.

Reproductive biologist Dr. Shoukhrat Mitalipov and his team used CRISPR genome editing to correct a gene that causes a potentially fatal heart condition in humans.

CBC Dec 30th, 2017

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