Scientist Can Edit Our DNA To Cure Diseases Unless You Live in America ( Weekly Consultation)
It is a new era. Families that suffered with genetic disorders may now have the opportunity to receive amazing stem cell and gene therapies that can potentially silence or knock out a specific gene mutation. The selection and editing of this mutation is precise. This can then be followed by the insertion of the normal gene into the DNA of all the cells of the affected individual.
This amazing breakthrough is possible through what is called CRISPR-Cas9 technology. This new technique can be applied to all genetic diseases including Tay Sachs, Huntington Disease, Polycystic kidney disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Metachromatic leukodystrophy, Alpha I – AntiTrypsin Deficiency and thousands of other genetic diseases. Genetic engineering has reached its goals after years of scientific probing. Research has largely been done in England but is spreading to the whole world.
HOW CRISPR EDITS DNA
Every cell in the body carries a copy of genetic code – a blueprint for who we are.
CRISPR allows scientist to edit that code with more control than ever before