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Feng Zheng is starting a company called Beam Therapeutics that’s going to focus on even more precise CRISPR. Please see the link below. There are many more articles if you google Beam Therapeutics.

https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180514005400/en/Beam-Therapeutics-Founded-Gene-Editing-Pioneers-Create

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Feng_Zhang

Company website - https://beamtx.com/

 

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5 hours ago, Taintedgirl said:

Cool but will they be doing any herpes research?

@Taintedgirl

They have not stated what they will be working on yet. Don’t be discouraged by that, this company is very serious. They got $87 million in series A funding.  Feng Zhang who has been a huge part of CRISPR.  I’ve edited the original post that includes their website. 

I am not a scientist but maybe someone else can elaborate from what I quoted from Beams website below.  It seems that if they are able to more precisely edit the genome it’s better news for HSV

Beam Therapeutics website - Science section. 

Our groundbreaking CRISPR base editing technology allows us to make permanent, specific edits to single bases in DNA and RNA. Base editor therapeutics represent a new class of “precision genetic medicines,” combining precision targeting of the genome with precision control of editing outcomes.

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Taintedgirl

They probably won’t have anything to do with hsv 

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