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‘It becomes part of your DNA': Internal human gene-editing gets first trial

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A California man suffering from a rare disease has become the first person ever to undergo an attempt to edit genes inside the body - however it's not clear what side-effects could result from the groundbreaking procedure.
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Scientists Try Gene Editing Man's DNA To Cure Disease

Scientists Try Gene Editing Man's DNA To Cure Disease

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OAKLAND, Calif. - Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person's DNA to try to cure a disease.
The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.
“It's kind of humbling” to be the first to test this, said Madeux, who has a metabolic disease called Hunter syndrome. “I'm willing to take that risk. Hopefully it will help me and other people.”
Signs of whether it's working may...
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