Enhanced Humans

CRISPR Gene Editing Could Fix This Blindness-Causing Mutation

February 10th 2016
VIDEO DESCRIPTION

Columbia University Medical Center and University of Iowa scientists have used a new gene-editing technology called CRISPR to repair a genetic mutation responsible for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited condition that causes the retina to degrade and leads to blindness in at least 1.5 million cases worldwide.