Editas Medicine Supports Global Movement to Raise Awareness on Rare Disease Day®
“At Editas Medicine, we are making significant progress towards developing transformative genome editing medicines for people living with serious diseases, including rare genetic diseases,” said
CRISPR is a dynamic, versatile tool that can be programmed to target specific stretches of genetic code and edit DNA at precise locations in the human genome. The technology allows researchers to permanently modify genes and has the potential to create medicines with a durable treatment effect following a single dose. Editas Medicine is currently focused on using its CRISPR technology to treat diseases for which there are few or no available treatments, including a rare inherited eye disease called Leber congenital amaurosis 10, or LCA10, that appears at birth or in the first few months of life and leads to significant vision loss.
Rare Disease Day is an annual awareness day dedicated to increasing public understanding of rare diseases and calling attention to the special challenges people with rare diseases face. According to the
About Rare Disease Day
Rare Disease Day takes place every year on the last day of February (
As a leading genome editing company,
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