• Question: Last year it was revealed that US scientists cured a man of defect and preventing passing it down to his offspring in the future by altering genes of a human embryo which corrected the disease causing the defect. They did this by using a method called CRISPR-Cas9 to correct his genetic mutation for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Do you think methods like these can be devolped to cure more diseases?

    Asked by Jeffery Gyamfi to Remsha, Oliver, Lisa, Kieran, Fiana on 14 Nov 2018.
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      Remsha Afzal answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      Fantastic question and the answer is Yes! CRISPR has become a BIG way to do that and many scientists are working on improving this technique. It had been named a break through technology and scientists realised its potential very early on after its discovery. A lot of labs use CRISPR now for their experiments 🙂

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      Fiana answered on 14 Nov 2018:

      That’s an amazing question, you’re definitely a future scientist! I definitely do, CRISPR is the way of the future and is sure to show some exciting results in other diseases in the next few years 🙂