The newly discovered genome mapping technology is poised to revolutionize medicine and genetics.
With the method called “Crispr”, scientists will be able to change a person's gene map without causing any mutations or side effects, without damaging the integrity.
The methods used in gene therapy to date have involved great risks for many patients, but the new method allows the disease-causing part of the DNA molecule to be changed easily and quickly.
Scientists liken the method to the selection of the desired sentences from an encyclopedia page without causing any spelling or logical errors and creating a text.
Scientists have been working on the Crispr method for a long time. At the final stage, the technique is working with such precision that it could very soon be used to treat inherited diseases such as anemia and Down syndrome, and even to neutralize viruses that cause incurable genetic disorders such as HIV.
Source : trt
Günceleme: 08/11/2013 19:02