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Gene therapy

Gene therapy

Nobel Prize in Chemistry for developing a method for genome editing

Scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna won the 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for the development of a method for genome editing, the award-giving body said

French microbiologist Emmanuelle Charpentier (L) and professor Jennifer Doudna of the US pose for the media during a visit to a painting exhibition by children about the genome, at the San Francisco park in Oviedo, Spain, on 21 October 2015

High-fat diet may increase colon cancer risk

Two genes that appear to help stem cells in the intestine burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to a new study.The study, published in the journal Gastroenterology, described a ...

High-fat diet may increase colon cancer risk

'Heart cells alter in space but turn normal on Earth'

Heart cells are altered in space but return to normal within 10 days on Earth, say researchers who examined cell-level cardiac function and gene expression in human heart cells cultured aboard the ...

'Heart cells alter in space but turn normal on Earth'

Gene mutation can increase higher alcoholism risk

A tiny genetic mutation can put people at a higher risk for alcohol or drug addiction, say researchers.COMT is the name of a gene that helps the body manage dopamine, a chemical that is released when ...

Gene mutation can increase higher alcoholism risk

Genes associated with obesity identified

Researchers have identified genetic variants associated with obesity that is central to developing targeted interventions to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses like hypertension, Type-2 diabetes ...

Genes associated with obesity identified

Gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

Who would have suspected that a handheld genetic test used to unmask sushi bars pawning off tilapia for tuna could deliver deep insights into evolution, including how new species emerge?And who would ...

Gene survey reveals new facets of evolution

Gene therapy may boost stroke recovery

Researchers have found that a genetic trigger may improve the brain’s ability to heal from a range of debilitating conditions, from strokes to concussions and spinal cord injuries.The study, carried ...

Gene therapy may boost stroke recovery
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