Unique Diabetes Treatment Uses Human Skin To Normalize Blood Sugar

Gene editing may soon change treatments for diabetes. Researchers have used the gene editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 to enhance human skin to form insulin-producing cells that helped cure the disease in the lab. 

The new study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, shows the health benefits of using stem cells produced from the skin of a patient with a genetic form of insulin-dependent diabetes called Wolfram syndrome. CRISPR enabled researchers to send the cells into patients…

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