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Cambridge, MA (Scicasts) – Neuroscientists at MIT have found that an enzyme overproduced in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients creates a blockade that shuts off genes necessary to form new memories. Furthermore, by inhibiting that enzyme in mice, the researchers were able to reverse Alzheimer’s symptoms.

MIT researchers have developed a new gene therapy technique that uses microRNAs…


Gene Therapy: Tampering With DNA Using genes to generate protein therapies in the body. National Institutes of Health


CRISPR, the disruptor : Nature News & Comment

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Bone grown from human embryonic stem cells

ScienceDaily (May 14, 2012) — Dr. Darja Marolt, an Investigator at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Laboratory, is lead author on a study showing that human embryonic stem cells can be used to grow bone tissue grafts for use in research and potential therapeutic application. Dr. Marolt conducted this research as a post-doctoral NYSCF -- Druckenmiller Fellow at Columbia University in the laboratory of Dr. Gordana Vunjak- Novakovic.


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Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases

Scientists show that gene editing can 'turn off' human diseases - Gene editing has already been used to fight diseases but there's now hope that it might eliminate the diseases altgether.


With Gene Therapy We Could Direct Our Own Evolution By Juan Enriquez and Steve Gullans | March 9, 2015

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Genes and DNA

� This fascinating introduction explores every aspect of a vital subject. It takes you deep inside a cell to see where genes are found and goes behind the headlines to explain cloning, gene therapy, t