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CRISPR Gene-Editing Tested In a Person For the First Time

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posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:43 PM
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This brought tears to my eyes because I'm post-treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer and the patient in the trial is a lung cancer patient. I'm praying that this shows promise. My biggest wish is to hear that all cancers have become highly manageable/curable.

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On 28 October, a team led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu delivered the modified cells into a patient with aggressive lung cancer as part of a clinical trial at the West China Hospital, also in Chengdu.

Earlier clinical trials using cells edited with a different technique have excited clinicians. The introduction of CRISPR, which is simpler and more efficient than other techniques, will probably accelerate the race to get gene-edited cells into the clinic across the world, says Carl June, who specializes in immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and led one of the earlier studies.

"I think this is going to trigger ‘Sputnik 2.0’, a biomedical duel on progress between China and the United States, which is important since competition usually improves the end product,” he says.


Competition drives.




posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 10:45 PM
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originally posted by: Kali74
This brought tears to my eyes because I'm post-treatment for Small Cell Lung Cancer and the patient in the trial is a lung cancer patient. I'm praying that this shows promise. My biggest wish is to hear that all cancers have become highly manageable/curable.

Nature


On 28 October, a team led by oncologist Lu You at Sichuan University in Chengdu delivered the modified cells into a patient with aggressive lung cancer as part of a clinical trial at the West China Hospital, also in Chengdu.

Earlier clinical trials using cells edited with a different technique have excited clinicians. The introduction of CRISPR, which is simpler and more efficient than other techniques, will probably accelerate the race to get gene-edited cells into the clinic across the world, says Carl June, who specializes in immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and led one of the earlier studies.

"I think this is going to trigger ‘Sputnik 2.0’, a biomedical duel on progress between China and the United States, which is important since competition usually improves the end product,” he says.


Competition drives.



Wow this sounds incredible!!!!!!!!!!!!!



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:36 PM
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Damn medicine is kicking ass this week! This and the discovery of an Antibody that Neutralizes Nearly All HIV Strains, # we are all going to be living to at least 90 soon easy, and still looking 40 I hope.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:40 PM
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Probably the most heart-warming thread that needed to be posted on ats. There is no doubt in my mind there is a cure for every damned thing on this planet. While everyone is worried about politics. They could be hitting the books and do something humanly useful.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:44 PM
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Most important and exciting post ever read on ATS! Time to kick cancer's butt in a big way-so hopeful.



posted on Nov, 16 2016 @ 11:55 PM
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Yes, very incredible and may bring hope to so many.

Great news, thanks for sharing!



posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 07:54 AM
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My sons paternal grandfather is dying of Lung Cancer, and end stages of COPD..... My biggest wish is that one day, if not for him, then for other grandparents, etc.... this will work, this will be a light at the end of the corridor for many.

-Alee




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