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.
Altering the genome, typically to better understand gene and protein function. This also paves the way for gene therapy.
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.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) has put scientists and health workers around the globe on alert for a new and potentially deadly pathogen – Disease X.
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.
U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences has announced that it will use Sangamo Therapeutics gene-editing technology to develop cancer treatments in a deal worth potentially $3 billion to Sangamo.
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.