Gene Edited Monkeys, A Ray of Hope for Heart Disease Patients
submitted 2 years ago, Wednesday, Jul 18, 2018, 18:56:23 by danielpatrik in Health / Fitness / Wellness
For the first time ever, researchers have used gene-editing tools in adult monkeys to disable a gene that is present throughout the liver. These gene edited monkeys showcased lower blood cholesterol levels, thereby indicating a treatment for heart disease. The research could also help in treating certain genetic diseases that are caused by a defective protein.
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