How fast can CRISPR be used to cure muscular dystrophy?

Antonio Regalado, 17 October 2016, MIT Technology Review, https://www.technologyreview.com/s/602491/can-crispr-save-ben-dupree/

Muscular dystrophy (MD) is the result of defects in the dystrophin gene and results in the loss of muscle strength and mass.  CRISPR has been proposed as a possible way to cure individuals suffering from MD. However, progressing from basic research to treatment can take years.  This leaves many like Benjamin Dupree in the position of waiting for a potential cure.  This article examines how the hope for a cure impacts MD individuals and just how fast one may be available.

Author: Advanced Analytical

Advanced Analytical Technologies, Inc. (AATI) simplifies complex genomics workflows to accelerate research and discovery in pharmaceuticals, life science, biofuels, biotechnology and healthcare.

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