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Prime editing is used to correct damaging mutations in the lab.
Crispr-Cas9 scans the DNA and then like a microscopic pair of scissors, cuts it in two.
Prime editing is used to accurately insert or delete sections of DNA.
Challenge is to get molecular machinery capable of performing edits into the right parts of the human body.
Targeted applications will be applications in blood disorders like sickle cell or thalassemias.
Research is done by the team from the Broad Institute.