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She found a better way to correct single-gene mutations

by Karen Weintraub

Nicole Gaudelli

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Beam Therapeutics
Country of birth: US

Nicole Gaudelli invented a way to potentially correct almost half of all genetic diseases caused by single-gene mutations.

Gene-editing tools such as CRISPR can fix some of the single-letter genetic “spelling” mistakes that can drive inherited diseases. But they don’t correct for having the nucleic acid adenine, or A, appear in a DNA strand where there should have been a guanine, or G.

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