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Deletion

A type of mutation in which a section of DNA is missing.



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Twenty-seven genes that suppress cancer discovered

06 November 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

Scientists have found 27 new tumour suppressor genes... [Read More]

New advance in DNA base editing tools

30 October 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos

Scientists have developed the genome editing technique known as 'base editing' to turn adenine-thymine base pairs back to guanine-cytosine... [Read More]

'CRISPR-Gold' repairs muscular dystrophy gene in mouse model

09 October 2017 - by Emma Laycock

Scientists have repaired the faulty gene in a mouse model of muscular dystrophy by using gold nanoparticles to deliver the genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas9... [Read More]

Doubt over human embryo editing study

04 September 2017 - by Annabel Slater

A group of scientists have challenged the landmark study which reported the first successful editing of human embryos for a genetic disease... [Read More]

Biotech companies criticise CRISPR mutation study

19 June 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer

Two major biotech companies have criticised a recent study that claimed CRISPR may cause hundreds of unwanted mutations... [Read More]

CRISPR genome editing may cause unintended mutations

05 June 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer

CRISPR may introduce hundreds of unwanted mutations into the genome, a small study finds... [Read More]

GIANT makes short work of height gene discovery

20 February 2017 - by Professor Darren Griffin

A recent large-scale study that discovered 83 rare genes related to human height reveals the power of so-called genome-wide association studies... [Read More]

Gene testing in young patients may uncover 'cancer families'

08 August 2016 - by Amina Yonis

More than half of patients with sarcoma, a rare cancer, have mutations that are known to increase the risk of other types of cancer... [Read More]

Chinese scientists to begin first human CRISPR trial

25 July 2016 - by Rachel Siden

Chinese scientists plan to start the first-ever clinical trial of CRISPR genome-editing technology in humans – on patients with lung cancer – this August... [Read More]

Genome editing and CRISPR: The science of engineering the embryo

18 January 2016 - by Dr Jess Buxton

We report from the third session of the annual conference of the Progress Educational Trust, titled 'Genome Editing and CRISPR: The Science of Engineering the Embryo', which discussed these new technologies and how they might be used in the future... [Read More]

Biotech company Editas to begin human gene editing in 2017

16 November 2015 - by Ari Haque

A US biotechnology start-up co-founded by two pioneers of CRISPR technology intends to begin gene editing in humans as part of an experimental treatment to target a rare genetic eye disorder... [Read More]

Chinese scientists create genetically edited dogs

26 October 2015 - by Isobel Steer

Scientists in China have used the gene-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 to create dogs with increased muscle mass... [Read More]

New CRISPR technique could improve precision

05 October 2015 - by Meghna Kataria

Scientists have identified a new version of the gene-editing technique CRISPR, which could enable greater precision in the editing of genomes, while making its use simpler and more flexible... [Read More]

Ancestral humans had more DNA

17 August 2015 - by Isobel Steer

Compared to ancestral humans, most modern people have lost 40.7 million base pairs of DNA... [Read More]

Only eight percent of DNA is 'functional'

04 August 2014 - by Chris Baldacci

Researchers at the University of Oxford have estimated that only 8.2 percent of human DNA has been left unchanged as the species has evolved and is therefore likely to be functional... [Read More]

Is pessimism gene too good to be true?

14 October 2013 - by Dr Charlotte Warren-Gash

People who perceive the world negatively may be genetically predisposed to do so, a study suggests... [Read More]

Muscular dystrophy genetic therapy falls short in major trial

23 September 2013 - by Dr Anna Cauldwell

A highly anticipated experimental treatment for the genetic condition Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy has failed in a key test of its effectiveness in a critical phase III clinical trial.

Birth defect gene linked to mental illness in mouse study

01 July 2013 - by Alison Cranage

Gene mutations that can cause major birth defects may also cause more subtle disruptions in the brain and contribute to psychiatric disorders, according to a study published in PLOS ONE... [Read More]

Autism study identifies extensive gene pattern

10 June 2013 - by Siobhan Chan

A large, complex gene network in people with autism has been identified by researchers at the University of Oxford... [Read More]

Genetics of common brain cancer revealed by two studies

28 January 2013 - by Reuben Harwood

Nearly all cases of meningioma – the commonest kind of brain tumour – can be traced back to a fault in one of just five genes, scientists say... [Read More]

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Public Conference
London
8 December 2017

Speakers include

Professor Azim Surani

Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz

Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

Professor Allan Pacey

Dr Sue Avery

Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Andy Greenfield

Dr Anna Smajdor

Dr Henry Malter

Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

Dr César Palacios-González

Philippa Taylor

Fiona Fox

Sarah Norcross

Sandy Starr


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