Germline editing

Germline editing

Credit: OHSU News

This sequence of images shows the development of embryos after co-injection of a gene-correcting enzyme and sperm from a donor with a genetic mutation known to cause hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. A new study, published today in the journal Nature, demonstrates an effective method of repairing a disease-causing mutation from the moment of fertilization, preventing it from being passed to future generations. (OHSU)

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