The Wenatchee World

Weather:

Weather

Five-day forecast

Remove this weather forecast

Today

Hi62° Sprinkles

Tonight

Lo41° Partly Cloudy

Sunday

Hi66° Partly Sunny

Sunday Night

Lo46° Mostly Cloudy

Monday

Hi68° Cloudy

Monday Night

Lo48° Chance Showers

Tuesday

Hi60° Chance Showers

Tuesday Night

Lo41° Mostly Cloudy

Wednesday

Hi61° Partly Sunny

Wednesday Night

Lo40° Mostly Cloudy

‘Informatics’ editing genes, rewriting health treatments: Emerging field revolutionizing nearly every aspect of medicine

Send to Kindle
Print This

MINNEAPOLIS — It’s hard to see the future of medicine through the scabs, blisters and scars that torment 7-year-old Charlie Knuth as he makes his way haltingly to a checkup at the University of Minnesota’s Amplatz Children’s Hospital.

But the boy from Appleton, Wis., is helping doctors perfect a pioneering intervention called gene editing, a procedure that could lend hope to thousands of people suffering from hundreds of diseases — including epidermolysis bullosa, the disorder that causes Charlie’s skin to shear off and his eyes to blister.

View my optionsorSign in