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Scripps Expert Comments on New Effort to Use DNA Editing Tool

Company wants to use CRISPR to grow transplant organs

Two Scripps doctors view a strand of DNA on a computer monitor.

Company wants to use CRISPR to grow transplant organs

Scripps Health Chief Academic Officer Eric Topol, MD, recently weighed in on an effort by eGenesis of Cambridge, Mass., to use the CRISPR gene editing tool to make pig organs suitable for human transplant.

Dr. Topol, who directs the Scripps Translational Medicine Institute in La Jolla, has no affiliation with eGenesis.

Read the MedCity News article: eGenesis Bets on CRISPR to Domesticate Pig Organs For Safer Xenotransplantation

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