Can CRISPR Make The Jump To Therapeutics?
This article was originally published in Start Up
Biomedical researchers are rapidly adopting the new gene-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9 for lab experiments, but can CRISPR also become the basis for new treatments of human disease? At least two venture-backed start-ups can't wait to find out.
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