A Human Being Has Been Injected with Gene-Editing Tools to Cure His Disabling Disease. Here’s What You Need to Know

November 17, 2017

(Science) – For the first time, researchers have infused a person’s blood with gene-editing tools, aiming to treat his severe inherited disease, The Associated Press (AP) reported today. The 44-year-old patient has a rare metabolic disorder called Hunter syndrome. But how big is the advance—and what does it mean for using hot new technologies such as CRISPR to help people with other genetic diseases?

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