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Cancer patients who received T cells engineered using the genome-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 experienced no negative side effects from the treatment, according to a report in this week's Science. A team led by scientists from the University of Pennsylvania harvested T cells from three patients with refractory cancer, then used CRISPR-Cas9 to modify the cells in ways that improved their ability to target and fight tumors.

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