New platform holds potential for reversing the most common class of disease-associated DNA point mutations
(Phys.org)-A team of researchers from the University of California and the University of Tokyo has found a way to use the CRISPR gene editing technique that does not rely on a virus for delivery. In their paper published in the journal Nature Biomedical Engineering, the group describes the new technique, how well it works and improvements that need to be made to make it a viable gene editing tool.
Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.
Brown biologists have developed a new system, described in Nature Genetics, that identified and tracked hundreds of genetic variations that alter the way DNA is spliced when cells make proteins, often leading to disease.
To mutate the hell out of it.
Rare mutation leads to a probability of developing the neurological disease.
Research showing that cancer development frequently involves the formation of multiple mutations arising simultaneously and in close proximity to each other may one day lead to the development of new cancer therapies.
Neanderthal relatives may have gifted Tibetans with a gene for high-altitude living.