CRISPR Makes It to the Clinic

Patricia fitzpatrick dimond ph.d. | August 22, 2016

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August 22, 2016
CRISPR Makes It to the Clinic
The Promise of a Big Payoff Seems Very Likely
Patricia F. Fitzpatrick Dimond, Ph.D. CRISPR Makes It to the Clinic
Work by innovative researchers has produced remarkable progress in adapting CRISPR technology to mammalian cells. [NIH]
The gene-editing technology known as CRISPR, short for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, has raced out of the research laboratory to reach the clinic in record time, as NIH’s Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee green-lighted the first U.S. clinical trial of the technology in the U.S. in June. Trial investigators propose to use CRISPR/Cas9 to help augment cancer therapies that rely on enlisting a patient’s T cells.

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