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A New Study Suggests Humans Present Immunity Against the Revolutionary CRISPR Gene-Editing System. This is Yet Another Discovery Aiding Researchers in the Development of Next-Generation Treatments for Genetically Influenced Diseases Including Cancer, Alzheimer's, and Many Others.

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I remember one of the people involved in the discovery of CRISPR was talking about eventually using the technology to revive the Woolly Mammoth based on its genetic material.

Original Poster2 points · 6 months ago

Theoretically, the potential applications of genetic editing are endless. But it would be pretty interesting, to say the least, for humans to walk alongside woolly mammoths once again.

"Present immunity against"

Does this mean the human immune system attacks it and therefore it wont work in humans?

Original Poster2 points · 6 months ago

It presents immunity against it, in other words the immune system has been shown to carry out processes to stop it from working. However, the article states that out of the two variants of CRISPR tested, one was only partially blocked by the immune system. This doesn’t mean we can’t use it, it just brings to light things that need to be bypassed, as with all other therepeptic models.

Thanks for the explanation!

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