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Merck, a leading science and technology company and leader in genome editing, today announced that the Korean Intellectual Property Office and the Israel Patent Office have each issued notices granting Mercks patent applications for the companys CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells.
The CRISPR segment is expected to command the largest share of the global Genome Editing Market in 2017.
The idea is that CRISPR could correct the genetic mutation responsible for sickle-cell so that patients' bodies could make normal red blood cells, alleviating the pain and other severe symptoms associated with the disease.
She didn't discover CRISPR, nor does she say she did; she was just one of the people who led the charge.
According to a peer-reviewed article, they found a way for scientists to more safely use a new kind of gene editing technique called CRISPR - a technology that has embroiled much of the scientific world in seemingly fantastic debates, such as whether creating mushrooms that don't brown in supermarkets could lead to people creating new animals or ordering babies with designer DNA.
CTX101 is an allogeneic CAR T-cell therapy currently in development by CRISPR Therapeutics for the treatment of CD 19 positive malignancies.
Advances in genetic research such as the CRISPR technology would help in achieving these milestones earlier.
Developmental biologist Robert Reed likens CRISPR to a computer mouse.
He said that new technologies like CRISPR should be applied in the field of agriculture and health research for betterment of our society.
It can be argued that the types of gene modifications possible with CRISPR are not too different from what we could do previously so there are no new ethical considerations.
CRISPR is a futuristic technique that can be used to edit and manipulate the DNA of any organism-crops, livestock, and even humans.
CRISPR, VNTR), classical or new methods (all with limited resolution) are still used in many studies, both global and local.