CRISPR Enzyme Programmed to Kill Viruses in Human Cells

“Many of the world’s most common or deadly human pathogens are RNA-based viruses—Ebola, Zika and flu, for example—and most have no FDA-approved treatments. A team led by researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard has now turned a CRISPR RNA-cutting enzyme into an antiviral that can be programmed to detect and destroy RNA-based viruses in human cells.”

Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, “CRISPR enzyme programmed to kill viruses in human cells.” Phys.org. October 10, 2019