Researchers at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have used two female mice to create offspring which subsequently went on to have healthy children of their own. While similar offspring were produced from two male mice, they did not survive for longer than a few days.
Researchers from the University of Alabama have identified a method by which it is possible to reduce the signs of ageing, such as wrinkles and hair loss, in mice.
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.
Researchers have found a genetic material related to the Ebola Virus in mouse-eared bats thats remained largely unchanged for over 18 million years. The study sheds light on the gene’s possible function in bats, suggesting that it may play a role in regulating the immune system’s response to threats.
Prenatal gene therapy has been used to prevent acute neuronopathic Gaucher’s disease, however this approach is using viruses to deliver normal copies of genes.
A new type of zebrafish that produces fluorescent tags in migratory embryonic nerve precursor cells could help researchers find the origins of the third-most common pediatric cancer in the U.S.
Dogs’ ancestors in the Americas almost totally disappeared hundreds of years ago, but left future generations a cancerous tumour that is still found in their canine descendants today, researchers say.
Researchers have for the first time, used gene-editing tools in adult monkeys to disable a gene throughout much of the liver.
Researchers have for the first time used a gene editing technique to successfully cure a genetic condition in a mouse model.
A single administration of a therapeutic vector in mouse models cures type 2 diabetes and obesity in the absence of long-term side effects, researchers report.
New research could allow us greater control over what happens to genetically modified organisms once they’re in the wild.
CRISPR gene drives have been tested in laboratory mice for the first time, offering a way in which multiple genes in mice can be altered to model complex multigenic human diseases. Could this step eventually lead to the eradication of pest species or is the technology still too controversial?
It doesn’t just seem like the world is experiencing more viral infections than before – it’s a reality. And the way humans live today helps viruses thrive.
The koala genome, published today, identifies powerful anti-bacterials in milk that protect the baby koala from disease – and may provide humans with the next generation of antibiotics.