Sputnik 2.0? Chinese research team first to try CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tech on a human

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Call it a CRISPR-Cas9 gap.

A little more than two weeks ago Chinese investigators delivered genes edited with CRISPR-Cas9 tech into a lung cancer patient as part of a clinical trial, reports Nature. It was the first use of CRISPR-Cas9 in humans, beating out Carl June at the University of Pennsylvania by several months.

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