Using CRISPR as a Research Tool to Develop Cancer Treatments

KSQ Therapeutics is using CRISPR to study the role of genes in diseases like cancer and other complex diseases. Their goal is to give a more complete understanding of disease biology.

via MIT

CRISPR’s potential to prevent or treat disease is widely recognized. But the gene-editing technology can also be used as a research tool to probe and understand diseases.

That’s the basic insight behind KSQ Therapeutics. The company uses CRISPR to alter genes across millions of cells. By observing the effect of turning on and off individual genes, KSQ can decipher their role in diseases like cancer. The company uses those insights to develop new treatments.

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