New Study Finds New Errors In CRISPR Gene Editing

Jul 18, 2018

A new study on the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system shows potentially harmful unintended effects.Gizmodo reports CRISPR might cause large, unexpected deletions to a cell’s genome.“We speculate that current assessments may have missed a substantial proportion of potential genotypes generated by on-target Cas9 cutting and repair, some of which may have potential pathogenic consequences following somatic editing of large populations of mitotically active cells.