Editing the DNA of Real Patients with Dr. Mark Walters

This year, the Nobel Prize in Chemistry went to two scientists – Jeniffer Doudna at Berkley and French Scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier – who played key roles in developing a gene editing tool known as CRISPR. Just a few years later, gene editing – with the aid of the CRISPR tool – began being used for treating genetic disorders in real patients. We are just beginning to get the initial results. In today’s episode, one of the leading scientists using gene therapy talks with us about this frontier, both the opportunities and the real risks.

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