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Gene-editing record could enable xenotransplants


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Harvard Medical School use CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technology to inactivate 62 porcine endogenous retroviruses (PERVs) in pig embryos. Ten times more edits than in any other animal.

May allow pig organs to be suitable for human transplantation.

Cutting multiple genes will also be useful for human therapies because many diseases with a genetic component involve more than one gene.

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George Church

Harvard Professor and Founder

George Q. Daley

Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.

Harvard Medical School

Graduate medical school of Harvard University

Jennifer Doudna

Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at UC Berkeley

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Regenerative Medicine