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Aladin

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CRISPR
« on: June 29, 2020, 05:15:49 AM »
A question for the doctors and scientists here. I read a lot about the advances CRISPR technology is making for all kind of sicknesses. Is there any hope to be expected for POIS from that side?

Quantum

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Re: CRISPR
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2020, 09:00:47 AM »
Hi Aladin,
CRISPR is a gene editing technique.  With it, you can change a part of your genome that is identified as causing problems  ( see at https://www.webmd.com/cancer/crispr-facts-overview#1 )
So, in order for it to be useful in POIS, or in any condition, you had to first identify a defective gene causing the condition.  In the current state of POIS research, we are far from there.   

CRISPR is, however, a real hope, in the long term, for those conditions like cystic fibrosis for which a responsible gene mutation had already been identified.  The first conditions that will be successfully treated with CRISPR will probably be conditions that are linked to a single gene defect, like sickle cell disease (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sickle_cell_disease ).   If a condition is caused by a set of different defective genetic mutations, than to fix this with CRISPR will be a far more complicated process.

So, for POIS, first step is research of the possible cause(s).
« Last Edit: June 29, 2020, 09:03:10 AM by Quantum »
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Aladin

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Re: CRISPR
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2020, 12:34:40 AM »
thanks for the information!