Izpisua one step away from applying gene editing in humans

The team led by the Spaniard Juan Carlos Izpisua has succeeded in activating key genes for some diseases with the CRISPR technique without the need to splice the DNA.
With this new technology, unwanted mutations are not generated, this avoids a great obstacle for its application in humans.
"We were thrilled to see the success in mice" have assured the researchers, who are now working on improving the technique and applying it to more diseases, although they also stated that "more safety tests are needed before doing human trials".

13 December 2017