• Question: What are some of the major breakthroughs or advancements in genetics that you find most exciting

    Asked by been493had to Courtney P on 29 Nov 2023.
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      Courtney Povey answered on 29 Nov 2023:

      I find personalised medicine exciting, so you use a person’s genetic information to create custom treatment plans for them. Also gene editing is a very exciting upcoming advancement, there is not a treatment for sickle cell anaemia where using CRISPR the genes of patients are edited to treat the disease, in time we will use this technology to treat even more diseases which is very exciting!