Treatment of blood cancer with genome editing: 13-year-old girl saved

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 Treatment of blood cancer with genome editing: 13-year-old girl saved

British doctors cured a 13-year-old girl named Alice from an acute form of leukemia using basic genome correction. The technology was invented six years ago and used for the first time.

Alice was diagnosed with cancer in the spring of 2021, the disease progressed rapidly. When chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant didn't work, doctors inserted modified donor T-lymphocytes into the girl's genome – tumor-killing cells.

A month later, Alice went into remission. She received another bone marrow transplant to boost her immune system. Six months after editing the genome, cancer tests are negative.

Alice is the first of 10 children to undergo clinical trials. Scientists believe that this method will become a new branch in medicine and make a breakthrough in cancer treatment. Because it allows you to force the immune system to kill cancerous tumors.

Israeli scientists have made a breakthrough in eliminating mutations in DNA.

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