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 Genetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSAGenetic mutation appears to help people fight off MRSA
 
Researchers have discovered that people who carry a certain genetic mutation may have a greater chance of fighting off MRSA infections. The study provides further insights into the genetic factors underlying predisposition to persistent MRSA infections and could help researchers develop more effective treatments.
 
   CRISPR discovery opens up new possibilities for genetic engineeringCRISPR discovery opens up new possibilities for genetic engineering
 
CRISPR has frequently made headlines in recent years as scientists develop it to address some of the medical sector’s most pressing challenges. However, most of the advancements that have been made in this area have been due to applications of the CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool, but scientists have emphasized that this is just a small portion of the total potentiality achievable with CRISPR.
 
   New uses for CBD in genetic brain disorderNew uses for CBD in genetic brain disorder
 
Cannabidiol (CBD) has been much in the news for the right reasons, as it is being found to have a host of medical applications. Now a new study shows that this marijuana extract can help people with a rare brain condition called Angelman syndrome to improve behavioral traits and to control their seizures.
 
 Faster, cheaper, better: improved gene therapy tool production
 
Faster, cheaper, better: improved gene therapy tool productionThe heart of modern therapy is increasingly personalized and targeted at specific cellular or genetic deficits. This requires gene therapy, in many cases. A new study, published on 19 September 2019 in the journal Nature, describes an improved way to produce purified gene carrier viruses called AAVs cheaply and quickly, from the culture medium.
 
 
 The atomic-level structure of DNA polymerase delta – the enzyme behind DNA replication
 
The atomic-level structure of DNA polymerase delta – the enzyme behind DNA replicationThe heart of modern therapy is increasingly personalized and targeted at specific cellular or genetic deficits. This requires gene therapy, in many cases. A new study, published on 19 September 2019 in the journal Nature, describes an improved way to produce purified gene carrier viruses called AAVs cheaply and quickly, from the culture medium.
 
 
 Genetics may predispose some diabetic patients to develop kidney disease
 
Genetics may predispose some diabetic patients to develop kidney diseaseIn an unprecedented scale, researchers have begun to unravel the genetics that may predispose some individuals to develop kidney disease once they have diabetes, independent of the degree of blood sugar control.
 
 
 Novel gene therapy for glycogen storage disease shows positive results
 
Novel gene therapy for glycogen storage disease shows positive resultsAt the Association for Glycogen Storage Disease's 41st Annual Conference, Dr. David Weinstein of UConn School of Medicine and Connecticut Children's presented his groundbreaking, one-year clinical trial results for the novel gene therapy treatment for glycogen storage disease.