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Gene Editing (04:05)

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The strategy to correct genes began decades ago. Pierceton Charles has sickle cell anemia; sickle cell was one of the first genetic diseases to have its sequence change identified. Matthew Porteus uses CRISPR-Cas9 to attempt to repair the gene. Experts cite ethical considerations.

Gene Therapy Beginning (05:21)

Ashanthi De Silva recalls becoming the first person to receive gene therapy. Public expectations for cures become high. James Wilson discusses testing gene therapy for a rare liver disease. Jesse Gelsinger's death led to investigations.

Gene Therapy Revival (03:26)

Researchers discover that Gelsinger's immune response was to the vector. Wilson and his team develop safer, more efficient vectors. Peter McConnell discusses joining a clinical trial to address choroideremia. Many are excited about CRISPR’s potential for permanent cures.

Credits: Fixing the Code: Genetically Engineering Your DNA to Cure Disease (00:13)

Credits: Fixing the Code: Genetically Engineering Your DNA to Cure Disease

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Fixing the Code: Genetically Engineering Your DNA to Cure Disease


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For the past 20 years, scientists have been trying to cure disease by altering DNA. We examine how with CRISPR Cas-9 gene editing and the revival of gene therapy, they’re closer than ever.

Length: 14 minutes

Item#: BVL281597

Copyright date: ©2018

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