CRISPR has fixed the genetic cause of a learning disability

 作者:童噘     |      日期:2019-03-03 08:03:00
THE gene-editing technique CRISPR has been used in the lab to switch on a gene in human brain cells whose dormancy is behind a learning disability. Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of cognitive impairment, affecting one in 4000 men and one in 6000 women. It is caused when a gene called FMR1 is silenced,