Clínic Barcelona

Gene-editing technique offers hope for hereditary diseases

Researchers from Hospital Clinic, IDIBAPS, Hospital Sant Joan de Deu of Barcelona and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC), have participated in a study led by scientists from the Salk Institute in La Jolla (California) where  molecular "scissors" have been used to remove mitochondrial mutations in mouse eggs cells. The study, led by Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisúa-Belmonte, Professor professor in Salk’s Gene Expression Laboratory, was published yesterday in the presitgious journal Cell.