Jan 27, 2023

A new AI-powered gene-editing technique could be set to replace CRISPR

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CRISPR may be in for a fight thanks to this new, faster, safer, AI-powered zinc-finger gene-editing technique.

A new study has developed what the researchers call the “world’s first” simple, modifiable proteins. Called “zinc fingers,” these special proteins were developed partially through artificial intelligence.

Scientists from the University of Toronto and the NYU Grossman School of Medicine came up with the method, which is expected to speed up the development of gene therapies. This could be a game-changer for how doctors treat DNA mistakes that happen over time. This is partly because our genes change naturally as we age, which makes it inevitable that mistakes will happen. Or, of course, from genetic disorders inherited at birth.

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