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03-05-2014, 01:10 AM
Came across this from a link on Razib's site (http://www.unz.com/gnxp/the-rise-of-crispr/).

A Powerful New Way to Edit DNA (http://www.nytimes.com/2014/03/04/health/a-powerful-new-way-to-edit-dna.html?hpw&rref=health&action=click&module=Search&region=searchResults%230&version=&url=http%3A%2F%2Fquery.nytimes.com%2Fsearch%2Fsite search%2F%3Faction%3Dclick%26region%3DMasthead%26p gtype%3DHomepage%26module%3DSearchSubmit%26content Collection%3DHomepage%26t%3Dqry17%23%2Fcrispr%2Bge ne%2F)

By ANDREW POLLACK (New York Times)

MARCH 3, 2014

It [CRISPR] allows “customizing the genome of any cell or any species at will,” said Charles Gersbach, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering at Duke University.


Working in a laboratory — not, as yet, in actual humans — researchers at the Hubrecht Institute in the Netherlands showed they could fix a mutation that causes cystic fibrosis.