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Gene Involved in Embryo Development Identified Using CRISPR/Cas9
Gene Involved in Embryo Development Identified Using CRISPR/Cas9
News   Sep 26, 2017

Researchers have used genome editing technology to reveal the role of a key gene in human embryos in the first few days of development.

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Network Diffusion Reveals Genes Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
Network Diffusion Reveals Genes Related to Autism Spectrum Disorder
News   Sep 26, 2017

Using a computational technique that accounts for how genes interact, scientists revealed genes that may be related to autism spectrum disorder, many of which are also implicated in cancer.

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Gene Therapy Improves Heart Function by up to 25%
Gene Therapy Improves Heart Function by up to 25%
News   Sep 26, 2017

Intracoronary delivery of the gene vector was safe and improved heart function in a large animal model.

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Regenerating Tissues with Gene-targeting Molecules
Regenerating Tissues with Gene-targeting Molecules
News   Sep 26, 2017

Stem cells can be triggered to change into heart muscle cells by a new method involving synthetic molecules.

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Gene Associated with Schizophrenia Risk May Regulate Neurodevelopment
Gene Associated with Schizophrenia Risk May Regulate Neurodevelopment
News   Sep 26, 2017

The gene is involved in the translation of proteins from RNA and in the proliferation and migration of neurons in the brain.

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Breakthrough Leads to New Research Into Cancer Treatment for Children
Breakthrough Leads to New Research Into Cancer Treatment for Children
News   Sep 26, 2017

The new form of treatment is based on the protein molecule named CD40, which destroys cancerous tumours without harming healthy cell tissue.

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The Ancient Behaviour of Sleep, Conserved Throughout Evolution
The Ancient Behaviour of Sleep, Conserved Throughout Evolution
News   Sep 22, 2017

The finding that jellyfish sleep implies that sleep is an ancient behavior, largely untouched by millennia of evolution.

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How do Poison Frogs Protect Themselves Against Their Own Neurotoxin?
How do Poison Frogs Protect Themselves Against Their Own Neurotoxin?
News   Sep 22, 2017

Scientists are a step closer to resolving a related head-scratcher, how do these frogs keep from poisoning themselves?

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Gene Immunotherapy Approach Prevents and Reverses Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
Gene Immunotherapy Approach Prevents and Reverses Symptoms of Multiple Sclerosis
News   Sep 21, 2017

Researchers used a viral vector to deliver a gene encoding a myelin sheath protein to the liver, thereby inducing robust and durable immune tolerance in mice by preventing T cells from attacking the myelin sheath.

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Genetic Code of Neuronal Communication Determines Cell Type
Genetic Code of Neuronal Communication Determines Cell Type
News   Sep 21, 2017

The findings should help scientists sort out the bewildering array of neurons that are intertwined in the brain.

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