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Crispr causes cancer?


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"The CEO of CRISPR Therapeutics, Sam Kulkarni, told STAT the results are “plausible.” Although they likely apply to only one of the ways that CRISPR edits genomes (replacing disease-causing DNA with healthy versions) and not the other (just excising DNA), he said, “it’s something we need to pay attention to, especially as CRISPR expands to more diseases. We need to do the work and make sure edited cells returned to patients don’t become cancerous.”

This will not apply to CRISPR targeting HSV.

The on-going trials will be much more valuable to tell us any downside of CRISPR.

After all, even the sun can cause cancer.

 

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1 hour ago, Eradicatethefuckouttahsv said:

This has nothing to do with hsv. Eradicating hsv with crispr does not involve editing the cell's dna, which is what this article is about. The goal of crispr with respect to hsv is to destroy (or prevent replication of) a pathogen embedded in our cells (nerve cells). The virus doesn't belong there and we want to get rid of it.

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22 hours ago, Cas9 said:

This has nothing to do with hsv. Eradicating hsv with crispr does not involve editing the cell's dna, which is what this article is about. The goal of crispr with respect to hsv is to destroy (or prevent replication of) a pathogen embedded in our cells (nerve cells). The virus doesn't belong there and we want to get rid of it.

That's good news i guess, thanks for clearing that up

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