CRISPR gene editing has been used to try to prevent a genetic disorder in dogs for the first time, in this case a common condition called hip dysplasia
3 August 2022
Two Labrador dogs called Gene and Geny have been born in South Korea after CRISPR gene editing was used to correct a mutation linked to a common hip disorder. It is the first time that gene editing has been used to attempt to prevent a genetic disorder in dogs, but it won’t be clear how successful it has been until the dogs are older.
“The study was performed to develop a procedure for getting rid of harmful mutations from pets,” says team member …