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The Very Real Dangers of New Gene-Editing Technology

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  • CRISPR gene-editing technology has been taking the medical world by storm, showing potential for treating diseases ranging from cancer to type 2 diabetes
  • After sequencing the entire genome of CRISPR gene-edited mice, researchers found numerous unintended mutations, including more than 100 additional deletions and insertions and more than 1,500 single-nucleotide mutations
  • While some of the mutations are likely benign, each mutation has the potential to lead to serious unintended and unexpected consequences

By Dr. Mercola

CRISPR gene-editing technology has been taking the medical world by storm, showing potential for treating diseases ranging from cancer to type 2 diabetes. The technology has been moving full-steam ahead, with a trial in humans already started, even as the repercussions of gene editing remain largely unknown.


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