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Chinese Scientists Publish New Gene-Editing Technology

By Matthew Walsh / Jul 17, 2019 01:26 PM / Environment

Photo: IC Photo

Photo: IC Photo

Researchers at China’s Peking University published a paper Monday outlining a new gene-editing technology that may have profound effects on the treatment of certain diseases.

Known as LEAPER, the method — described in the British journal Nature Biotechnology — concerns the use of certain cellular molecules that play major roles in gene coding and expression, and avoids several of the pitfalls of the best-known existing gene-editing technology, CRISPR-Cas9.

Check later today for the full story.

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