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Jul 13, 2021

Gene editing ‘blocks virus transmission’ in human cells

Posted by in categories: bioengineering, biotech/medical, genetics

“Once the virus is recognised, the CRISPR enzyme is activated and chops up the virus,” she said.


Paris (AFP)

Scientists have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to successfully block the transmission of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in infected human cells, according to research released Tuesday that could pave the way for Covid-19 treatments.

Writing in the journal Nature Communications, researchers in Australia said the tool was effective against viral transmissions in lab tests, adding that they hoped to begin animal trials soon.

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