CRISPR Medicine News, 2 September 2020 | Towards a CRISPR Cure for 'Bubble Boy Disease' - CRISPR Medicine

Towards a CRISPR Cure for 'Bubble Boy Disease'

Children with Severe Combined Immune Deficiency (SCID), also known as bubble boy disease, are born without a functional immune system. The disease is devastating and so far incurable but advances in CRISPR are set to change that. In our latest interview, Ayal Hendel of Bar-Ilan University in Israel talks to us about his lab's efforts to develop safe and efficient therapeutic CRISPR strategies for SCID.

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