A powerful tool for basic research: Genetic engineering

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Genetic engineering: indispensable for the natural and the life sciences - and long since a part of everyday life

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"An eleven-year-old boy, deaf from birth, can hear again". Or: "The development of a genetic therapy to combat Parkinson’s Disease is making progress". News items such as these turn up regularly in the media. About three months ago, the first approval of a genetic therapy based on the CRISPR/Cas genetic editing technique made the headlines: shortly after the US, the UK also approved this therapy to combat sickle cell anaemia - a blood disease which is based on an inherited genetic defect. This defect is corrected in the patient’s blood stem cells. ...
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