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CRISPR Hunts Down Cause of Rare Medical Condition

News   May 01, 2020 | Original story from Virginia Tech

 
CRISPR Hunts Down Cause of Rare Medical Condition

Using CRISPR genome editing in zebrafish, scientists with the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC linked an undiagnosed human disease with a rare genetic mutation that causes craniofacial abnormalities. The mutant zebrafish larva exhibited a striking increase in type II collagen, shown stained green in this underside view of lower jaw structures. Blue stain shows cell nuclei. Credit: Kristin Ates.

 
 
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