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DNA surgery on embryos removes disease
Topic Started: Sep 28 2017, 04:22 AM (150 Views)
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http://www.bbc.com/news/health-41386849
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Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told the BBC.

The team at Sun Yat-sen University used a technique called base editing to correct a single error out of the three billion "letters" of our genetic code.

They altered lab-made embryos to remove the disease beta-thalassemia. The embryos were not implanted.

The team says the approach may one day treat a range of inherited diseases.

Base editing alters the fundamental building blocks of DNA: the four bases adenine, cytosine, guanine and thymine.

They are commonly known by their respective letters, A, C, G and T.

All the instructions for building and running the human body are encoded in combinations of those four bases.
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And so it begins.
People sleep peacefully in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to visit violence on those who would do them harm.
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Yeah, I'm not sure I like this at all.
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