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US scientists try first gene editing in the body

Through an IV, a man in the US received billions of copies of a corrective gene and a genetic tool to cut his DNA in a precise spot.

16 Nov 2017 2:40 PM

Amish gene mutation makes some live 10 years longer: study

Researchers also discover they live healthier.

16 Nov 2017 12:08 PM

Boy saved through experimental gene therapy on skin

The boy, was admitted to hospital in June 2015 with the devastating effects of a genetic disease called Junctional epidermolysis bullosa.

09 Nov 2017 8:33 AM

Scientists working toward reversible kind of gene editing

Researchers are using CRISPR to develop malaria-resistant mosquitoes and to develop treatments that one day may help genetic diseases.

27 Oct 2017 8:52 AM

Programmable molecular machines that can repair genetic coding unveiled

Technologies expand reach of gene-editing, and open path to fixing mutations that cause genetic diseases.

26 Oct 2017 8:39 AM


Gene editing tool used to prevent glaucoma

Scientists wanted to have a better understanding of glaucoma so that it can be more effectively treated.

03 Oct 2017 3:17 PM

Scientists discover gene that causes vision loss in middle-age

Researchers examine how changes in RPGR can damage eye cells to cause X-linked retinitis pigmentosa that leads to degeneration of retina.

07 Sep 2017 7:46 AM

Heart disease, diabetes genetically linked, says study

Research shows that most of the sites on genome known to be associated with higher diabetes risk are also associated with higher CHD risk.

06 Sep 2017 11:48 AM

Genes that are responsible for intellectual disabilities identified

Researchers discover that fifteen genes play role in the development of intellectual disabilities.

04 Sep 2017 12:45 PM

Better insomnia treatments in the offing, say researchers

According to researchers this is the first evidence that a biological clock in the muscle can communicate with the brain.

12 Aug 2017 10:23 AM


Drug to treat blood cancer patients created

Drug, called HXR9, prevents cancer cells from sidestepping apoptosis - the process that causes unhealthy and damaged cells to die.

10 Aug 2017 9:14 AM

New gene study rewrites Neanderthal history

Previous research has suggested that near the end of their existence some 40,000 years ago.

08 Aug 2017 8:24 AM

Now, gene therapy may treat diabetes and obesity via skin, say experts

According to researchers, new therapy could be used to deliver therapeutic proteinsfor people with a genetic defect.

05 Aug 2017 11:23 AM

Scientists edit gene to erase disease in human embryos

According to researchers, method can potentially be used to prevent transmission of genetic disease to future generations.

03 Aug 2017 8:34 AM