The Vulnerabilities

By exploiting genetic vulnerabilities, genome editing may be able to help combat disease, the Boston Herald's Jordan Graham says. For instance, Graham notes that the HIV virus cannot infect some people who lack a specific protein, and genome editing could be used in others so that they do not produce that protein and thus cannot be infected.

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