CRISPR gene editor could spark immune reaction in people

Having antibodies against Cas9 ‘molecular scissors’ is common, study suggests

illustration of scissors cutting DNA

TECHNICAL DIFFICULTIES  Scientists doing gene editing need to be aware of potential immune system attacks against a DNA-cutting protein.

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