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CRISPR-Gold Cuts Down Autism Symptoms in Mice

News   Jun 26, 2018 | Original Press Release from UC Berkeley

 
CRISPR-Gold Cuts Down Autism Symptoms in Mice

Researchers injected gold nanoparticles (upper right) carrying CRISPR-Cas9 into the brains of mice with fragile X syndrome to edit the DNA (scissors) and knock out a neurotransmitter receptor, which reduced exaggerated repetitive behavior typical of autism spectrum disorder. Credit: University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio.

 
 
 

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