Where Angels Fear To Tread: Lessening The Perils Of CRISPR-Based Therapies
CRISPR is in the headlines once again, but for all the wrong reasons. While germline gene editing remains taboo in legitimate research, it is a reminder that there is much to be learned in ensuring the safety of the technique in general. AstraZeneca has developed a new method which it believes will help avoid off-target effects, an executive explains to In Vivo.
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