Scientists announced that they have observed the structure of huntingtin, a large and essential protein in many animals' bodies which, when produced by a mutated gene, causes Huntington's disease in humans.
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The gene-editing technique CRISPR is often touted as an eventual cure-all for all that ails us, from fatal genetic diseases to food shortages. But when it comes to disease, it's likely that it will have the most impact on disorders caused by mutations in one single gene. New research published this week in the Journal of Clinical Investigation suggests that Huntington's Disease may be a good candidate for a CRISPR cure.