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Gene Splicing Inside a Live Patient
« on: November 17, 2017, 06:27:26 am »
This is a different world, people:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/nationworld/science/ct-us-scientists-gene-editing-20171114-story.html

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Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.

The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.

"It's kind of humbling" to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. "I'm willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people."

Signs of whether it's working may come in a month; tests will show for sure in three months.

This and stem cell research really could change the face of human mortality.  Unfortunately this too is dependent on politics as there are forces that will stand in the way of making this available to people in order to protect investments in the technology.

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