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Precision Gene Editing 128

Posted by Zonk
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mpthompson writes "NewScientist.com is reporting that scientists at Sangamo Biosciences have developed a method of editing DNA mutations with unprecedented precision without weaving in potentially harmful foreign genetic material. Different combinations of amino acids are designed to latch on and cut the DNA at exactly the place where the mutated gene lies. This triggers the body's natural repair process which corrects the gene where the DNA was cut. The technique will be used to target diseases caused by single-gene mutations such as combined immune deficiency (X-SCID) - or bubble boy disease - and sickle cell anaemia."
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Precision Gene Editing

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  • I'm Safe.. (Score:4, Funny)

    by ackthpt (218170) * on Friday April 08, 2005 @07:45PM (#12182279) Homepage Journal
    I've got PGGP - Pretty Good Gene Protection

    they say diarrhea is hereditary, it runs in the jeans...

  • by Tackhead (54550) on Friday April 08, 2005 @07:50PM (#12182314)
    > NewScientist.com is reporting [ ...the ] technique will be used to target diseases caused by single-gene mutations such as combined immune deficiency (X-SCID) - or bubble boy disease - and sickle cell anaemia."
    >
    > Just wondering.

    Funny you should ask. I just got this video from Paul Simon.

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    It's everybody jump start
    It's every moderator throws a hero up the crackpipe
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    (And I believe)
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    And gigabytes and baby...

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    This is a long-distance boast,
    The way the duplicate posts appear in slo-mo,
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  • by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 08, 2005 @08:03PM (#12182438)
    Great, now the gene splicers have the equivalent of a hex editor, but still have no clue what they are editing.
    Oh great, I can just imagine:

    Razor 1911 brings you the penis extension hack.
    Sequence cracked by: PhARAOh

    GREETZ to MadKillas, Beowulf, Syxus, Toast, Trilithium.

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