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Scientists have managed to edit a defective gene in a human embryo

Scientist Oregon research medical University, headed by Shukhrat by Mitalipova managed to edit from a human embryo gene, mutation of which leads in adulthood to hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

Edit the mutated gene MYBPC3 was carried out in several dozen human embryos not intended for implantation, reports the journal Nature.

If you have edited the embryos were born, they would not only not suffer from the disease themselves, but did not pass it to their offspring.

In the course of work, scientists were able to avoid unwanted genetic changes in the embryos.

It should be emphasized that the studies are at a very early stage. It should also be noted that the U.S. government does not Fund research using human embryos, however, private financing of such research are not illegal.

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Scientists have managed to edit a defective gene in a human embryo 03.08.2017

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