A Chinese team from Peking University have used gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 on a HIV patient for the first time. They managed to create stem cells resistant to the disease, but weren't able to cure him.
MASSACHUSETTS–Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient's HIV infection by providing blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS virus. The gene-editing tool has long been used in research labs, and a Chinese scientist was scorned last year when he revealed he used it […] The post A gene-editing first: Scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV appeared first on Inquirer Technology.
A gene-editing first: scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV