‘Once-and-for-all’ treatment for familial Alzheimer’s disease? Hong Kong-led team develops new genome-editing technology

An international research team led by scientists at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has developed a genome-editing technology that could become a “once-and-for-all” treatment for people with a family history of Alzheimer’s disease.Led by world-renowned neuroscientist Professor Nancy Ip Yuk-yu, vice-president for research and development at the university, the group created a new system that can deliver the genome-editing tool to the entire brain of a patient rather than just…

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