Feeling unwell? Forget pills... the future of medicine could be surgically repairing our own DNA. Sounds a bit sci-fi? Well a company in Cambridge, Massachusetts hopes to offer a new type of genetic surgery.
The technology uses special enzymes that can target precise positions of mutations in a gene and then snip them out. It's like having extremely accurate genetic scissors. I think it's mind-blowing how far modern medicine has come!
This research appears in the 3 December 2013 issue of the journal Nature.