Consultant Oncologist, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain
*Corresponding author: Shravana Kumar Chinnikatti, Consultant Oncologist, Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain
Submission: October 26, 2017; Published: November 13, 2017
ISSN: 2577-1922 Volume1 Issue2
Medical innovations are extremely important to be protected and exploited in an effective manner as they have strong social and economic impact. The potential of the gene editing tool CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) phenomenon seems to be the latest experimental use of the technology is creating skin grafts that trigger the release of insulin and help manage diabetes. This comes from the Research that has successfully tested the idea with mice that gained less weight and showed a reversed resistance to insulin because of the grafts . I think this approach could eventually be used to treat a variety of metabolic and genetic conditions, not just diabetes it’s a question of using skin cells to trigger different chemical reactions in the body because easy and abundantly available skin cells available at our disposal. This CRISPER is a new and innovative way of editing specific genes in the body which is responsible for a particular disease which is debilitating and by using a biological copy and paste technique: it can do everything from cut out HIV virus DNA to slow the growth of cancer cells and vice versa . Any kind of disease where the body is deficient in specific molecules could potentially be targeted by this new technique. And if it works with diabetes, it could be time to say goodbye to needles and insulin injections. Any kind of disease where the body is deficient with specific molecules could potentially be targeted by this new technique. And if it works successfully with diabetes, it could be time to say goodbye to needles and insulin injections and also can be potentially be tried for the treatment of other disease like haemophilia and different cancers .