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Federal approval granted for CRISPR human testing

crisper_DNA_editing_humanA federal panel in US granted an approval for first use of CRISPR gene editing tool to edit Human genes. This study will remove, edit, and replace T-cells in humans, it still needs approval by both the hosting medical facilities and the FDA.This editing will not be at the embryonic level.The initial study will seek to edit immune system genes to attack cancer cells and is not aimed at any embryonic functions. In other words: this isn’t approval for genetic editing of a yet-to-be-born person. If the study gets the final approvals, it will be funded by tech giant Sean Parker through his Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, which he started in April to combat cancer.


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