Tea for Type 2: Green Tea Triggers Gene Editing System for Diabetes Treatment

Advanced cell engineering techniques have led to the creation of a system for gene editing that can be triggered by a compound found in green tea. The engineered cells, which successfully treated diabetes in mice and macaques that drank green tea, could potentially be used as a remotely controlled and easy-to-follow therapy for diabetes. It could also be used for other applications, such as guiding CRISPR gene editing and conducting digital computations.