The First Genome Surgeons (featuring Theo Roth - MSTP V)

Bruce Conklin, MD (pictured, right) is testing CRISPR-based surgeries on donated cells from Delaney Van Riper (pictured, left). These surgeries aim to cure patients like her who have rare genetic disorders.

Bruce Conklin, MD (pictured, right) is testing CRISPR-based surgeries on donated cells from Delaney Van Riper (pictured, left). These surgeries aim to cure patients like her who have rare genetic disorders. (Photo credit: Steve Babuljak)

 

Scientists have built tools that can cheaply and easily edit DNA. Now they are preparing to bring them into the clinic to cure disease.

 

By Ariel Bleicher

 

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