Alzheimer’s APOE4 Genetic Risk Targeted in Promising Trial

In a bold attempt to stop the progress of some cases of Alzheimer’s disease, a group of researchers is trying something new — injecting a protective gene into patients’ brains.…

Genetic ‘hitchhikers’ can be directed using CRISPR — ScienceDaily

In a new study, North Carolina State University researchers characterize a range of molecular tools to rewrite — not just edit — large chunks of an organism’s DNA, based on…

Five genetic variants progressively increase the risk of nearsightedness with more schooling — ScienceDaily

Researchers have identified five genetic variants that increasingly raise a person’s risk of becoming nearsighted the longer they stay in school. A team led by Jeremy Guggenheim of Cardiff University,…

A new study sheds light on the basic biology of frontotemporal dementia caused by a particular genetic mutation — ScienceDaily

Dementia encompasses a range of neurodegenerative conditions that lead to memory loss and cognitive deficiencies and affect some 55 million people worldwide. Yet despite its prevalence, there are few effective…

Scientists shed light on how genetic architecture determines gene expression, tissue-specific function, and disease phenotype in blinding diseases — ScienceDaily

National Eye Institute researchers mapped the organization of human retinal cell chromatin, the fibers that package 3 billion nucleotide-long DNA molecules into compact structures that fit into chromosomes within each…

Improvements in technology and delivery techniques could revolutionize treatment of genetic disorders of vision — ScienceDaily

In a new paper, University of California, Irvine researchers explain how precision genome editing agents have enabled precise gene correction and disease rescue in inherited retinal diseases (IRDs). The study,…

Biden signs new order to develop genetic engineering technologies to “write circuitry for cells” and “predictably program biology” – NaturalNews.com

(Natural News) On September 12, the Biden White House signed off on a new Executive Order called: “Advancing Biotechnology and Biomanufacturing Innovation for a Sustainable, Safe, and Secure American Bioeconomy.”…

New technology that can rewrite the genetic code raises hopes for gene therapy — ScienceDaily

Genetic mutations which cause a debilitating hereditary kidney disease affecting children and young adults have been fixed in patient-derived kidney cellsusing a potentially game-changing DNA repair-kit. The advance, developed by…

Scientists reveal genetic architecture underlying alcohol, cigarette abuse — ScienceDaily

Have you ever wondered why one person can smoke cigarettes for a year and easily quit, while another person will become addicted for life? Why can’t some people help themselves…

Scientists reveal how seascapes of the ancient world shaped genetic structure of European populations — ScienceDaily

Trinity scientists, along with international colleagues, have explored the importance of sea travel in prehistory by examining the genomes of ancient Maltese humans and comparing these with the genomes of…