A gene that’s associated with an autoimmune form of hair loss could be exploited to improve cancer immunotherapy, suggests a new mouse study by Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) researchers.
New research from Indiana University has identified “hotspots” in DNA where the risk for genetic mutations is significantly elevated.
To find out which DNA repair enzymes are critical to homology-directed repair after CRISPR cutting, researchers have knocked out, one at a time, more than 2,000 genes known or suspected to be involved in DNA repair, a function critical to a healthy cell.
With artificial intelligence, machines can now examine thousands of medical images for signs of disease. Will this technology replace doctors – or work side by side with them?
Scientists have long thought that regions of DNA called telomeres control how long you live. We are now learning that it is your diet and lifestyle that shape your telomeres, not the other way around.
The NIH has committed up to $45.5M to support its Somatic Cell Genome Editing programme. The money will make up a series of grants to be paid over the next four fiscal years.
A type of enzyme called matrix metalloproteinase could be key to the development of “smart” cancer drugs, according to new research.
A small population of brain cells deep in a memory-making region of the brain controls the production of new neurons and may have a role in common brain disorders.
Scientists have discovered a naturally occurring disease in monkeys that mimics a deadly childhood neurodegenerative disorder in people — a finding that holds promise for developing new gene therapies to treat Batten disease.
Thanks to a newly developed computational method, researchers can accurately predict how one subpopulation of cells can be converted into another.
Americans are more likely to anticipate negative than positive effects from widespread use of gene-editing technology.
Researchers, led by scientists at University College London, have developed a novel paediatric whole genome sequencing workflow that could run within the current National Health Service system.
A group of jumping-genes called hijacks nurse cells to produce virus-like particles that move into a nearby egg and then mobilise into the egg’s DNA
A new gene associated with disease severity in models of rheumatoid arthritis has been identified by researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
A detailed chemical model must generated to help support theories before we can decide what’s the truth behind the emergence of life on earth, and researchers at the Weizmann Institute have developed it.