Gene editing technique could treat ALS and Huntington’s disease

The most common gene editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9 , only modifies DNA. That’s helpful in most cases, but it means that you can’t use it to tackle RNA-based diseases. Thankfully, that might not be a problem for much longer. After plenty of talk about editing RNA , researchers have developed a new RNA-oriented technique (RCas9) that can correct the molecular errors which lead to diseases like hereditary ALS and Huntington’s .

Source: Gene editing technique could treat ALS and Huntington’s disease

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