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16 Feb 2018
Experts say gene therapy could finally be used to treat Human Immuno-deficiency Virus (HIV) and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) - after a decade of trying to replicate the transplant that cured a patient in Germany. Although there is no definitive cure for the disease, there have been many advances in treatment that have made…
12 Dec 2017
A new twist on gene editing makes the CRISPR/Cas9 molecular scissors act as a highlighter for the genetic instruction book. Such highlighting helps turn on specific genes. Using the new tool, researchers treated mouse versions of type 1 diabetes, kidney injury and Duchenne muscular dystrophy, the team reports December 7 in Cell. The new method…
5 May 2017
The team is the first to demonstrate that HIV-1 replication can be completely shut down and the virus eliminated from infected cells in animals with a powerful gene editing technology known as CRISPR/Cas9.
19 Apr 2017
Researchers from Canada, South Africa and Italy have identified a new gene that can lead to sudden death among young people and athletes.
23 Jan 2017
Cervical cancer comes in subtypes, said a study Monday that may boost the quest for life-saving treatments for a disease experts said is killing more women than previously thought.
2 Mar 2016
For the first time, researchers have identified a gene that’s involved in hair turning grey. And only people with European ancestry carried it, which could explain why some people can keep their nature colour into old age, while the rest of us start seeing grey hairs before our 30th birthdays. Scientists have long understood how our…

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