A ‘Cure for Heart Disease’? A Single Shot Succeeds in Monkeys

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As someone who has genetic High LDL choresterol and triglycerides, I am super excited for CRISPR to fix it. My daughter is going to school to become a genetist so she can work on CRISPR. She also has the same genetic disorder. I would love to get off statins and stop thinking about fat all day every day. My LDL is 283 with statins and practically no saturated fats. I have occasional cheese and usually the white cheeses as they have less fat. I am young enough that I think I have another 20 years before I really start to worry. Hopefully, I can CRISPR this out before it’s too late.

mclassy3

For me the most interesting bit from this research is that people who inherited a mutation that suppresses these two gens DON’T GET HEART DISEASE. This shows that it is highly likely that if we make the same tweak through therapy that it will work.

Scope_Dog

> But it will be years before human trials can begin, and gene-editing technology so far has a mixed tracked record. Sigh. “First do no harm”, but how much baby is thrown out with the bathwater with all of the caution.

ConfirmedCynic