CRISPR to the Rescue: Advances in Gene Editing for the FMR1 Gene
AbstractGene-editing using Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) is promising as a potential therapeutic strategy for many genetic disorders. CRISPR-based therapies are already being assessed in clinical trials, and evaluation of this technology in Fragile X syndrome has been performed by a number of groups. The findings from these studies and the advancement of CRISPR-based technologies are insightful as the field continues towards treatments and cures of Fragile X-Associated Disorders (FXADs). In this review, we summarize reports using CRISPR-editing strategies to target Fragile X syndrome (FXS) molecular dysregulation, and highlight how differences in FXS and Fragile X-associated Tremor/Ataxia Syndrome (FXTAS) might alter treatment strategies for each syndrome. We discuss the various modifications and evolutions of the CRISPR toolkit that expand its therapeutic potential, and other considerations for moving these strategies from bench to bedside. The rapidly growing field of CRISPR therapeutics is providing a myriad of approaches to target a gene, pathway, or transcript for modification. As cures for FXADs have remained elusive, CRISPR opens new avenues to pursue. View Full-Text
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Yrigollen, C.M.; Davidson, B.L. CRISPR to the Rescue: Advances in Gene Editing for the FMR1 Gene. Brain Sci. 2019, 9, 17.
Yrigollen CM, Davidson BL. CRISPR to the Rescue: Advances in Gene Editing for the FMR1 Gene. Brain Sciences. 2019; 9(1):17.Chicago/Turabian Style
Yrigollen, Carolyn M.; Davidson, Beverly L. 2019. "CRISPR to the Rescue: Advances in Gene Editing for the FMR1 Gene." Brain Sci. 9, no. 1: 17.
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