Scientific discoveries seem to have no end. Novel findings, inventions and innovations keep coming up every day and the world gets the vital opportunity to further decipher all the concealed secret tools nature can offer.
Another such breakthrough that has vastly influenced 2015 is CRISPR-Cas9, the gene editing tool that is meant to allow scientists to alter the genetic networks in the cells of human beings. This immense step forward has the potential to eradicate or at least bar the spreading of many a diseases.
CRISPR-Cas9 and other gene editing tools are a very promising prospect to fight off malignant cancer cells, as the research, Current Genome Editing Tools in Gene Therapy: New Approaches to Treat Cancer published in the journal, Current Gene Therapy defines. The researchers at the Laboratory of Gene Expression Regulation, Institute of Cytology RAS, Russia who published the research state, ‘Cancer is a complex disease, which strongly depends on a particular genetic make-up and hence can be treated with gene therapy.’ They further tell that, ‘Cancer is a complex disease, which strongly depends on a particular genetic make-up and hence can be treated with gene therapy.’
This development in genetics is a milestone that may change the course of treatment of cancer forever.