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Tag: CRISPR

April 2019
Human fetus with molecules going into it's brain

Injecting CRISPR into fetal brain may correct autism mutations

by  /  24 April 2019

Researchers are edging closer to a therapy for Angelman syndrome — a condition related to autism — that involves injecting the gene-editing enzyme CRISPR into the fetal brain.

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portrait of Dr. Lilia Lakoucheva

Beyond the bench: A conversation with Lilia Iakoucheva

by  /  16 April 2019

Lilia Iakoucheva spends her days running outdoors and solving the molecular complexities of autism, sometimes at the same time.

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March 2019
Human embryo editing

Prominent scientists call for ban on human gene editing

by  /  25 March 2019

A group of the world’s leading geneticists is calling for a moratorium on the editing of DNA in human embryos.

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Three views of a lab monkey

Mutant monkey clones could aid study of autism

by  /  8 March 2019

Scientists have created five monkey clones, all carrying an edit to a specific gene.

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January 2019

CRISPR studies hint at cell pathways involved in autism

by  /  7 January 2019

A variety of genetic risk factors for autism may disrupt some of the same processes in cells.

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December 2018
whimsical machine takes in various data and spits out an organized version on the other end

Notable papers in autism research in 2018

21 December 2018

This year’s list of top papers highlights new dimensions in our understanding of autism genetics and hints at novel treatments.

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November 2018

Rett marmoset model made with CRISPR has its debut

by  /  5 November 2018

Scientists used the gene-editing tool CRISPR to create two marmosets lacking MECP2, the gene mutated in Rett syndrome.

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July 2018
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Memory shuttle; fly eyes; gaze avoidance and more

by  /  6 July 2018

A protein proves crucial to spatial memory in mice, genes in the 16p11.2 chromosomal region interact in fruit flies’ eye development, and having more autism features tracks with decreased responsiveness to direct gaze.

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a particle of gold and a protective shell nable CRISPR to traverse safely into the brain.

Gene editing via nanoparticles may treat autism syndromes

by  /  5 July 2018

A miniature particle delivers the gene-editing tool CRISPR into the brains of fragile X mice.

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June 2018
tangles of brightly colored RNA, DNA and enzymes

Refined versions of gene-editing tool increase its versatility

by  /  29 June 2018

Four new techniques expand the repertoire of the gene editor CRISPR.

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