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Vertex spends billions on CRISPR technology in search of diabetes cure

A new billion-dollar agreement with US gene editing firm Arbor Biotechnologies marks a continuation of biotech company Vertex's efforts to develop stem cell treatments, with a special focus on diabetes.

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US-based biotech company Vertex, known for its specialization within cystic fibrosis, has also been working towards a breakthrough for treating type 1 diabetes over the past few years. That innovation is now a step closer.

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