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Outdated law makes gene-editing using CRISPR illegal in Canada

Toronto - Canada is among the few countries in the world where working with the CRISPR gene-editing system is illegal under the Assisted Human Reproduction Act (AHRA). Not only is it illegal, but doing so could land you behind bars.

Study — Disease-causing insects resistant to gene manipulation

Researchers are studying the use of CRISPR-cas9, a revolutionary gene-editing tool to fight human disease and agricultural blight. But, a new study has found that some genetic and behavioral qualities in insects make them resistant to gene-editing.
 

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The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto  Canada used CRISPR technology to correct the mutation tha...
The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada used CRISPR technology to correct the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
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