In U.S. First, Scientists Safely Edit Cancer Patients’ Cells With CRISPR

The pioneering study is backed by tech billionaire Sean Parker

A microscope image of a T cell. Credit: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases

OnOn Wednesday, U.S. scientists announced that they used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to modify the cells of cancer patients — a first in the United States — and that so far, the technique appears to be safe. It’s too early to tell whether…