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CRISPR Eliminated Symptoms of Genetic Disease in 2 Patients

But it’s too soon to know if it’s a cure

Credit: Janice Haney Carr, Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia and Jackie George, Beverly Sinclair, USCDCP

VVictoria Gray was used to the attacks of excruciating pain. They came regularly, more than a half-dozen times per year, and were a side effect of her sickle cell disease. But since receiving a revolutionary new gene-editing treatment in July that uses CRISPR, Gray has yet to have one of these…

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Emily Mullin

Emily Mullin

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Former staff writer at Medium, where I covered biotech, genetics, and Covid-19 for OneZero, Future Human, Elemental, and the Coronavirus Blog.