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Potential Cancer Cure Breakthrough As Scientists Use CRISPR Gene-Editing Tech To Unlock Patients’ True Tumor-Fighting Potential For First Time

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Scientists have tailored DNA-editing technology to turbocharge how the body fights cancer cells — in a potential breakthrough. They modified patients’ genes to instruct cancer-fighting cells to swarm tumors using CRISPR, which is given as a one-off injection. CRISPR has been previously used in humans to remove specific genes to allow the immune system to be more activated against cancer. But the new study was able to not only take out specific genes, but insert new ones which program immune cells to fight the patient’s own specific cancer. Dr Antoni Ribas, from the University of California, Los Angeles and co-leader of the study said: ‘This is a leap forward in developing a personalized treatment for cancer… (READ MORE)

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