CRISPR Gene Editing Could Fix This Blindness-Causing Mutation

2.10.16, 12:16 PM EST by Joi Matthew

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.

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