Michael V. Zuccaro
Columbia University
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Published on Aug 1, 2018in Nature 41.58
Dieter Egli34
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Michael V. Zuccaro1
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(Columbia University)
+ 3 AuthorsMaria Jasin77
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(Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center)
Many human diseases have an underlying genetic component. The development and application of methods to prevent the inheritance of damaging mutations through the human germline could have significant health benefits, and currently include preimplantation genetic diagnosis and carrier screening. Ma et al. take this a step further by attempting to remove a disease mutation from the human germline through gene editing (1). They assert the following advances: (i) the correction of a pathogenic gene ...
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