Chinese Scientists Will Be First To Use CRISPR Gene Editing On Humans
Patients who have incurable lung cancer or who haven't responded well to other treatments will undergo the first tests.By Ethan Weston | July 23, 2016
Chinese scientists are about to become the first in the world to inject people with genetically modified cells made using a special gene-editing process.
Starting next month, the team of scientists plans on testing the cells they edit in patients with incurable lung cancer who haven't responded to other treatments.
It's called CRISPR, and it works like a text editor of sorts. The technique manipulates DNA by cutting certain sections and adding new sequences or removing them all together.