Listen: Shane, Dr. Olsen and Dr Eric Olson discussed on Quirks and Quarks
"This week, researchers announced they were able to use gene editing to successfully treat Shane muscular dystrophy in experiments. In dogs, the researchers used the powerful but still novel crisper gene, editing technology. It acts a bit like a word processor search and replace function to edit out the mutations in the DNA that cause genetic disease. And what's most significant is that this is the first time this has been done in a large animal. Previous experiments had only been done in cell cultures and lab mice. And so this is a very important step towards bringing gene editing in humans, a little closer for muscular dystrophy and perhaps for other devastating diseases, Dr Eric Olson. A molecular biologist from the university of Texas Southwestern Medical center led the work Dr. Olsen welcome to. Quirks and quarks good to talk to today. Tell me a little bit about Shane muscular dystrophy to shame. Muscular dystrophy is one of the toughest diseases of mankind. This is a disease that most commonly of flicks young boys who are diagnosed early in life following the diagnosis,"