Gene Therapy (17 News)

How One Genetic Test Can Determine Liver Cirrhosis Risk

Apr 26, 2017 9:00 am
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An international research group led by scientists at the Westmead Millennium Institute for Medical Research, in developing the first genetic predictor...

Scientists Learn from Viruses how to Manipulate CRISPR

Apr 25, 2017 9:00 am
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TSRI Scientists Reveal How Viruses Disable Bacterial Immune Systems LA JOLLA, CA – March 28, 2017 – Picture bacteria and viruses locked...

'Trojan Horse' to Repair Congenital Hearing Loss

Apr 21, 2017 7:00 pm
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There are more than 300 genetic defects that have been found to prevent the hair cells in the human inner ear, the sensory cells of the ear as it were...

Innovative Methods To Identify Cancer Lethal Points

Apr 6, 2017 9:00 am
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Genetic mutations that cause cancer also weaken cancer cells, creating an opportunity for researchers to develop drugs that will selectively kill them...

Researchers make discovery that could increase plant yield in wake of looming phosph

Mar 28, 2017 3:00 pm
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Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have pinpointed a key genetic switch that helps soil bacteria living on and inside a ...

New Promising Cholesterol Lowering Drugs

Mar 27, 2017 7:00 pm
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Researchers from Imperial College London and their colleagues, who conducted the trial, say the twice-a-year treatment could be safely given with or w...

A New Step Towards Designed Babies

Mar 26, 2017 7:00 pm
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Science has taken another step toward delivering the perfect newborn – or at least a bouncing baby free of certain genetic defects. Chinese ...

Analyzing the Genetic Background to T Cell Exhaustion

Mar 22, 2017 6:00 pm
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One reason we survive into adulthood is that cell-killing T cells usually recognize and eliminate cancerous or pathogen-infected cells. But prolong...

Using Gene Therapy to Treat Parkinson's

Mar 7, 2017 10:00 am
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A genetic 'switch' has been discovered by MRC researchers at the University of Leicester which could help to prevent or delay the symptoms of ...

A single Mutation May Enhance Immunity Against Flavivirus

Mar 5, 2017 6:00 pm
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A mutation that impacts changes in the shape of an essential viral protein may influence the infectivity of West Nile and other viruses in the flavivi...

Using Gene Therapy to Treat Dogs

Mar 2, 2017 8:00 pm
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Work on gene therapy is showing significant progress for restoring muscle strength and prolonging lives in dogs with a previously incurable, inherited...

MIT Gets to Keep Its CRISPER Patent

Feb 27, 2017 5:00 pm
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In a highly anticipated decision that could sway the fortunes of a handful of biotechnology companies, the federal patent office has turned back a cha...

Improving CRISPR Technology Using Nanoparticles

Feb 27, 2017 1:00 pm
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The CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system has made a tremendous impact in the years since it's development. Scientists have worked to improve the syst...

Designer compound may untangle damage leading to some dementias

Feb 19, 2017 7:00 pm
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In a study of mice and monkeys, National Institutes of Health funded researchers showed that they could prevent and reverse some of the brain injur...

Gene Therapy Enables Deaf Mice to Hear Even Whispers

Feb 19, 2017 3:00 pm
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In the summer of 2015, a team at Boston Children's Hospital and Harvard Medical School reported restoring rudimentary hearing in genetically deaf ...

Observing Gene Editing to Improve Genetic Engineering Techniques

Jan 30, 2017 12:00 pm
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University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have developed methods to observe gene editing in action, and they're putting those capabilities to w...

Two Leukemia Babies in Remission After Injection of New Kind of Edited T-Cells

Jan 28, 2017 12:00 pm
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Two babies given an experimental kind of edited T-cells to treat their leukemia remain in remission after more than a year, doctors working on the cas...