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Gene therapy

Is "CRISPR" the miracle cure?

Medical science has gone crazy for CRISPR: a breakthrough DNA repair technology that looks like the best bet yet for curing multiple genetic disorders.

To wish upon a Stargardt miracle

There is no cure for the degenerative eye disease, Stargardt's dystrophy. Now, new gene therapies are offering a flicker of hope, and South Africa is involved in the research.

Gene therapy: what you should know

The concept of replacing defective genes with healthy ones spurred high hopes in the early nineties. But several setbacks have somewhat dampened the early optimism.

Medicine – the udder alternative

High tech genetics is turning pharm animals like cows, sheep and chicken into living medicine factories. We take a look at how it works.

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