A Comprehensive Guide To Genomic ETFs

Dna, Genetic Material, Helix, Proteins, Biology

Scientists across the world are researching some inconceivable biological concepts like creating a gene-edited human baby or a human-animal hybrid embryo or curing diabetes and obesity by making some changes in the DNA. The science behind these revolutionary concepts is genome editing.

Genome editing is a technique to alter or modify the DNA of a cell or organism. It uses an enzyme to cut the DNA at a particular sequence and then it is repaired by the cell, making a change to the sequence, per the verified sources. As a result, the characteristics of a cell or organism are changed.

Given the growing applications of gene-editing, it is a rising market which offers endless opportunities. According to analysts, growing demand for personalized medicine, solid investments and higher R&D activities will soon make genomics the next big thing in the investing space. In fact, going by a MarketsandMarkets report, the $18.9-billion global genomics market is expected to reach $35.7 billion by 2024, at a CAGR of 13.5%.

Genomic-Editing Market on a Tear

The genomic-editing space has come under the spotlight with the release of encouraging data from the first-ever human study assessing an in vivo CRISPR-based gene editing therapy candidate, NTLA-2001. Notably, CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats)/Cas9 is a very efficient and fast technique to edit genomes. It is also worth noting here that the CRISPR/Cas9 segment delivered robust performance and contributed for the largest revenue share of 40.2% in 2020, as mentioned in a Grand View Research report.

On Jun 26, Intellia Therapeutics, Inc. NTLA and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. REGN released positive interim data from an ongoing Phase 1 clinical study of NTLA-2001, which is being developed as a single-dose treatment for transthyretin (ATTR) amyloidosis. Intellia’s gene editing study data is being considered a major milestone in the field as it highlighted for the first time that gene editing can work in a human. Notably, the results “decisively exceeded” analyst expectations, per a Fierce Biotech article.

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