European POLICIES and ISSUES => Science - Health - Environment - Nature => Topic started by: Thunderbird on July 18, 2018, 05:07:27 AM

Title: Gene Manip=Cancer Risk? New Findings
Post by: Thunderbird on July 18, 2018, 05:07:27 AM

Genetic Manipulations may provoke Cancer Risks ? New Findings on CRISP/Cas9 Gene-Editing Warn..

<< Scientists studying the effects of ... Gene-Editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 have found it can cause Unexpected genetic Damage, that could lead to Dangerous Changes...", it was revealed by a Scientific Article published Yesterday. 

The findings, published in the journal "Nature Biotechnology" on Monday, have Safety implications for "Gene Therapies" based on CRISP/Cas9 method.

+ "They also Add to Findings published last month (June 2018) that suggested the CRISPR Gene-Editing tool may inadvertently Increase Cancer risk".

"Shares of gene editing companies ... fell sharply on Monday", REUTERS reported.

Bradley’s team carried out a full systematic study in both mouse and human cells, and discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 Frequently caused extensive Mutations, including Large genetic Re-arrangements, such as DNA Deletions and Insertions.

These ...could also have major Unexpected Implications, the scientists said.

They reportedly "Warned that some of the changes seen in this study were too far away from the target site to be picked up with standard analysis and testing methods".

So that, Experts say that ... much more research is still needed to ensure techniques are safe. ...>>