CRISPR Gene-Editing Used in Experimental Cancer Therapy for First Time

CRISPR is a revolutionary gene-editing tool that can cut DNA with great precision, allowing genes to be turned off, new genes added or their functions changed. The gene editing technology is so powerful it could be used to wipe out entire species or solve long-standing agricultural problems, such as the annual culling of male chicks, Cnet reported. Two patients, one with multiple myeloma and one with sarcoma, have received the treatment which uses an edited version of the patient’s white blood cells