CRISPR is this new technology, you probably heard about especially if you are a frequently reader here on Qul Mind. It is used to edit DNA segments. This can help us create gene therapies that treat many diseases. Some studies though, show some flaws in this technology.
Gene editing refers to the process of inserting, deleting or replacing bases in a DNA sequence of an organism. There are many techniques and technologies that enable gene editing and some newer ones like CRISPR have become very popular in the media. In this article i will describe of all the technologies used to edit genes.
Researchers from the University of California have managed to successfully engineer human T cells to detect and kill cancer cells, by using CRISPR technology.
Sometimes entire animal populations appear to have some problematic genes. How do you fix such an issue? Gene drives can be used to alter the genome of some individuals and those will propagate the genes to their children. Thus eventually the whole population will end up having those genes. It is an interesting technology but… Continue reading Editing the genomes of entire species.
Sickle cell anemia or sickle cell disease is a form of anemia that depending on the genotype causes severe or mild symptoms. If you are a carrier of the disease you only have one allele and that doesn't affect you much. Unless you climb to a very high mountain you probably won't have any problems.… Continue reading Is gene therapy effective for sickle cell anemia?