‘It really feels like a miracle.’ After a decade, CRISPR gene editing races toward a cure.
Source: Boston Globe
Ten years ago on Tuesday, a small team of scientists published an unassuming paper describing a simple but powerful invention for cutting specific sequences of DNA. It became known as CRISPR gene editing. Dozens of biotech companies are building their businesses on CRISPR’s potential.
The technology has taken the scientific world by storm. Thousands of research labs use CRISPR in experiments to probe biology. And biotech companies have collectively raised billions of dollars to develop CRISPR therapies to treat cancer, genetic diseases, viral infections, and more.