‘Hit and run’ genome editing forestalls macular degeneration

Lentiviruses co-packaging SpCas9 mRNA and an expression cassette encoding for a guide RNA targeting the Vegfa gene prevent mice from developing wet age-related macular degeneration induced by Vegfa.

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Pep Pàmies

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12 months ago

The cover illustrates that lentiviruses co-packaging SpCas9 mRNA and an expression cassette encoding for a guide RNA can transiently disrupt targeted disease-modifying genes.

See Ling et al.

Image: Yujia Cai and Sikai Ling, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Cover design: Alex Wing.