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A blockbuster gene-editing tool has been 'linked' to cancer - here's how worried you should be

9 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Bold headlines linking blockbuster gene-editing tool CRISPR to cancer sent stocks in companies trying to bring the technology to medicine tumbling .
But scientists who study the technique say the concerns are overblown at best and an incorrect interpretation of the science at worst.
Ultimately, using CRISPR does not appear to present any challenges that scientists familiar with gene editing have not already faced.
Earlier this week, reports linking the blockbuster gene-editing tool CRISPR to cancer in two studies sent investors scrambling to pull out of...
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