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Chinese Scientists To Carry Out First Human Gene Editing Trial For Lung Cancer

August 3, 2016

DNAAsianScientist (Aug. 2, 2016) – Oncologists in China are about to be the first in the world to conduct a gene editing trial in humans based on the CRISPR–Cas9 technique.

A team led by Dr. Lu You at Sichuan University’s West China Hospital in Chengdu received approval to carry out the trial from the hospital’s review board on July 6, in a process that took just half a year.

CRISPR, which stands for clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, are repeats of base sequences in DNA.

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