Could CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Be an Answer to Chronic Pain?

Could CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Be an Answer to Chronic Pain?

Could CRISPR Gene-Editing Technology Be an Answer to Chronic Pain? They injected viral vectors carrying the CRISPR treatment into mice with different types of chronic pain, including inflammatory and chemotherapy-induced pain. The researchers say that one of these approaches might one day work for people with a large number of chronic pain conditions that involve transmission of the pain signal through NaV1.7. We cannot solve any of these problems without finding new ways to treat chronic pain. Links:Congenital insensitivity to pain (National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences/NIH)Opioids (National Institute on Drug Abuse/NIH)Mali Lab (University of California, San Diego)Navega Therapeutics (San Diego, CA)NIH Support: National Human Genome Research Institute; National Cancer Institute; National Institute of General Medical Sciences; National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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