Friday, 6 November 2015

1 year old girl's life saved from leukemia!


Layla, a one-year-old girl with leukemia, is in remission thanks to gene-editing technology that allowed her to receive modified immune cells from another person.

Her case represents the second trial of gene-editing as a therapy — the first was carried out last year in patients with HIV. More similar trials are planned — and companies are also preparing to trial therapies that inject DNA that codes for gene-editing enzymes directly into the human body.

Leukemia success heralds wave of gene-editing therapies.

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