CRISPR’s GENOME DETECTIVES

CRISPR’s GENOME DETECTIVES

CRISPR’s GENOME DETECTIVES   Last week, we reviewed how CRISPR works and its potential to revolutionize genetic therapies. Here we look at how scientists have started using this technology to develop new diagnostics. Media attention has been focusing almost...
CRISPR to the People

CRISPR to the People

CRISPR: SNIPPING AWAY AT DISEASE   CRISPR genome editing is one of the most exciting developments in biotechnology since its discovery a few years ago. Bacteria use this mechanism to destroy the DNA of invading viruses. Scientists subsequently discovered CRISPR’s...
Hope On The Horizon For Huntington’s

Hope On The Horizon For Huntington’s

Hope on the horizon for HUNTINGTON’S No question about it, Huntington’s disease (HD) is cruel. In the beginning, sufferers of this fatal neurodegenerative disorder experience involuntary movement and mood disturbance, most often in the form of depression. As the...