Here’s the Holy Grail of Gene Editing

In this video from Motley Fool Live, recorded on March 15, Fool.com contributors Brian Orelli and Keith Speights discuss the difference between ex vivo gene editing (outside the body) and in vivo editing (within the patient). CRISPR Therapeutics (NASDAQ: CRSP) and its partner Vertex Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: VRTX) have mastered ex vivo gene editing, but the strategy is limited to diseases where cells can be manipulated outside the body. Up-and-coming gene editing companies may have a bigger opportunity if they can master the in vivo technique.

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