A First For CRISPR: Gene-Editing Tool Tried To Treat HIV Appears Safe And Hints At A Promising Cure.

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The treatment of the HIV-positive man in China fell short of eliminating the disease, but the fact that he is well after 19 months supports ideas that gene-editing seems safe and holds promise, according to the report in the New England Journal Of Medicine. “It’s not a home run at this point, but getting to first base is really critical for this technology,” says Carl June , a professor in immunotherapy at the University of Pennsylvania.