• New, reversible CRISPR method can control gene expression while leaving underlying DNA sequence unchanged

    3 monthes ago - By Phys

    Over the past decade, the CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing system has revolutionized genetic engineering, allowing scientists to make targeted changes to organisms' DNA. While the system could potentially be useful in treating a variety of diseases, CRISPR-Cas9 editing involves cutting DNA strands, leading to permanent changes to the cell's genetic material.
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  • Scientists discover 'jumping' genes that can protect against blood cancers

    3 monthes ago - By ScienceDaily

    New research has uncovered a surprising role for so-called 'jumping' genes that are a source of genetic mutations responsible for a number of human diseases. Scientists made the unexpected discovery that these DNA sequences, also known as transposons, can protect against certain blood cancers.
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