Two years ago, Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a United States government agency, hailed genetic research from Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, as a promising advance in the quest to treat Huntington’s disease, a devastating neurological disorder.A Chinese-born couple, Li Xiaojiang and Li Shihua, both Emory professors, were among the authors of the study on gene editing in mice. Collins called the results “reassuring news” as scientists explore…



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