A gene could prevent Parkinson’s disease

Parkinson’s disease is a neurodegenerative disorder characterized by the destruction of a specific population of neurons: the dopaminergic neurons. The degeneration of these neurons prevents …

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Gene editing now possible in ticks

Researchers have successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to edit the genomes of the black-legged tick. To accomplish this feat, they developed an embryo injection protocol that overcame …

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'game changer'

Pig gene editing development possible PRRS ‘game changer’

Scientists have been able to edit pigs’ genes to make them resistant to porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome, which is endemic in most pig-producing countries. …

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Gene therapy restores hand function in rats with spinal cord injury

Rats accurately able to grasp sugar pellets following treatment  Researchers from King’s College London have used a new kind of gene therapy to restore hand …

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