The Future for DNA Repair

Could this be the future for DNA repair? 

 

News courtesy of the BBC.

"Scientists have, for the first time, successfully freed embryos of a piece of faulty DNA that causes deadly heat disease to run in families. It potentially opens the door to preventing 10,000 disorders that are passed down the generations. The study hints at the future of medicine, but also provokes deep questions about what is morally right."   

Click on the following link to see the full article.

Research is at a very early stage but worth a read.  For some it may offer hope for the future but for others it will be controversial.

 

 


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