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Gene editing protects pigs from killer virus
3 years ago

Gene editing protects pigs from killer virus

Researchers have used gene editing to successfully breed pigs that are resistant to a deadly virus.

Coronaviruses, highly contagious and widespread viruses known for their distinctive microscopic halos, are responsible …
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Guided by CRISPR, prenatal gene editing shows proof-of-concept in treating disease before birth
3 years ago

Guided by CRISPR, prenatal gene editing shows proof-of-concept in treating disease before birth

For the first time, scientists have performed prenatal gene editing to prevent a lethal metabolic disorder in laboratory animals, offering the potential to treat human congenital diseases before …
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Solution to 50-year-old mystery could lead to blood disorder gene therapy
3 years ago

Solution to 50-year-old mystery could lead to blood disorder gene therapy

In a landmark study that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders, UNSW Sydney-led researchers have used CRISPR gene editing to introduce …
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How CRISPR could fight genetic hearing loss
3 years ago

How CRISPR could fight genetic hearing loss

Gene editing could one day help people at risk of losing their hearing due to genetic mutations, according to new research.

Xue (Sherry) Gao, an assistant professor of chemical and …
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Blunting CRISPR’s ‘scissors’ gives new insight into autoimmune disorders
3 years ago

Blunting CRISPR’s ‘scissors’ gives new insight into autoimmune disorders

Each one of our cells has the same 22,000 or so genes in its genome, but each uses different combinations of those same genes, turning them on and off as …
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Will CRISPR fears fade with familiarity?
3 years ago

Will CRISPR fears fade with familiarity?

The first “test-tube baby” made headlines around the world in 1978, setting off intense debate on the ethics of researching human embryos and reproductive technologies. Every breakthrough since then has …
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CRISPR engineering used to prevent certain glaucoma in mice
3 years ago

CRISPR engineering used to prevent certain glaucoma in mice

A University of Iowa-led team of researchers has used the gene editing method called CRISPR-Cas9 to disrupt a mutant gene that is responsible for some forms of glaucoma, one of …
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