January 20, 2023
A Revolutionary ‘Base Editing’ Tech Helps Alyssa (13) to get Cancer Free!
Editor: Akanksha Choudhary
In Awesome News
For the first time, untreatable cancer
was Successfuly treated using a new type of modification technique.
In 2016, Alyssa (13) was diagnosed with T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia.
T-Cell is a type of white blood cell that the body requires to destroy foreign threats.
Base editing is basically altering 1 letter in the genetic code.
Base editing was used to modify genes in Ayssa's case
Alyssa's T-cells were modified to withstand chemo
Then, markings were removed to protect donor cells
Lastly, receptors were removed to stop donor T- cells from attacking the host.
Alyssa has passed both of her most recent exams and is Cancer Free!
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