Scientists have created a new tool that targets not DNA, but RNA, and used it to correct a protein imbalance in cells from a dementia patient, restoring them to healthy levels.
The fragile X syndrome is the most common form of intellectual impairment in men, affecting 1 out of 3,600 boys. Scientists have used CRISPR to restore its activity.
A life sciences expert has warned that obtaining CRISPR IP rights is expected to become a lot more difficult in the near future.
One new gene editing technique is so precise, it’s almost shocking. MhAX, as it’s called, uses CRISPR and a DNA repair system to alter a single DNA base in the human genome.
In a recent interview, Josiah Zayner admitted, “I didn’t realise the consequences of what would happen” after publicly injecting himself with CRISPR.”
Last year, a scientific journal challenged just how “revolutionary” CRISPR was, claiming that it caused unintended gene mutations. But, a recent study proves how this was simply all just an over exaggeration.
DNA twitches during transcription to bring distant regions in contact and enhance gene expression, according to Stanford researchers, who devised a new way to label individual, nonrepetitive DNA sequences.