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Vol. 24, 20 December 2023

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CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing: A promising approach towards Huntington’s Disease

I Im Liu * 1
1 University High School

* Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.

Theoretical and Natural Science, Vol. 24, 19-24
Published 20 December 2023. © 2023 The Author(s). Published by EWA Publishing
This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Citation I Im Liu. CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing: A promising approach towards Huntington’s Disease. TNS (2023) Vol. 24: 19-24. DOI: 10.54254/2753-8818/24/20231089.


Huntington's Disease (HD) is an incurable neurodegenerative condition marked by the gradual decline of motor abilities, cognitive capabilities, and emotional stability. It results from a mutation in the Huntingtin gene (HTT), which triggers the generation of a harmful variant of the Huntingtin protein known as mutant Huntingtin (mHTT). Despite significant advancements in understanding the disease's molecular basis, effective treatments to halt or reverse its progression remain elusive. Over the past few years, the groundbreaking genetic modification technique called Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) has risen as a hopeful tool in the realm of genetic investigation and treatment. CRISPR has the potential to precisely target and modify specific genes, offering new possibilities for the treatment of Huntington's Disease. This paper aims to provide an overview of Huntington's Disease, the CRISPR technology, and its potential applications in addressing the underlying genetic causes of HD. By exploring the fundamental aspects of both HD and CRISPR, this paper hopes to provide a clearer picture to the therapeutic potential of CRISPR in mitigating the effects of this neurodegenerative disorder.


CRISPR Cas9, Huntington’s Disease, gene editing, neurodegenerative disorder


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