A serious new hurdle for CRISPR: Edited cells might cause cancer, two studies find

(By Sharon Begley for STAT)

Editing cells’ genomes with CRISPR-Cas9 might increase the risk that the altered cells, intended to treat disease, will trigger cancer, two studies published on Monday warn — a potential game-changer for the companies developing CRISPR-based therapies. Continue reading article here…

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