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Tay-Sachs, Canavan, Sandhoff, GM1 and related diseases

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A collection of news from around the Internet

News Feed: Tay-Sachs

Latest Tay Sachs Disease News and Research

News Feed: Sandhoff

Latest Sandhoff Disease News and Research

News Feed: Canavan Disease

Latest Canavan Disease (Leukodystrophies) News and Research
  • Human stem cells show promise against fatal children's diseases
    Scientists have used human stem cells to dramatically improve the condition of mice with a neurological condition similar to a set of diseases in children that are invariably fatal, according to an article in the June issue of the journal Cell Stem Cell.

News Feed: DNA Science

Genetics in context
  • Defying Mendelian Genetics and “Embryo Engineering”
    Mendel’s laws, like any laws in science, are wonderful because they make predictions possible. A woman and man both carry a recessive mutation in the same gene, and each of their children has a 25%
  • Pig People?
    When Medscape asked me late last week to cover the making of early embryos that have cells from pigs and humans, I couldn’t help but flash back to the pigman episode of Seinfeld. “The government’s been experimenting with
  • 12 Alternative Facts of Human Genetics
    I’ve always wanted to write about my favorite experiment in human genetics, but a news hook was elusive. Not any more! Thank you Kellyanne Conway for your intriguing concept of “alternative facts.” I’m writing the 12th

News Feed: Gangliosidosis-1

Latest Gangliosidosis News and Research
  • New gene therapy shows promising results for treating neurodegenerative disorders
    A new gene therapy approach designed to replace the enzyme that is deficient in patients with the inherited neurodegenerative disorders Tay-Sachs and Sandhoff diseases successfully delivered the therapeutic gene to the brains of treated mice, restored enzyme function, and extended survival by about 2.5-fold.
  • Researchers devise new genetic technique for IVF embryos
    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have devised a new technique, which helps couples that are affected by or are carriers of genetic diseases have in vitro fertilized babies free of both the disease in question and other chromosomal abnormalities. The results were reported in the April issue of Fertility and Sterility.
  • New genetic testing technology for IVG embryos
    Researchers at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine have devised a new technique, which helps couples that are affected by or are carriers of genetic diseases have in vitro fertilized babies free of both the disease in question and other chromosomal abnormalities. The results were reported in the April issue of Fertility and Sterility.

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