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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
  • An Argument Against Gene Drives to Extinguish New Zealand Mammals: Life Finds a Way
    The mammals of New Zealand have long posed a threat to native species. The Predator Free 2050 program is an effort to rid the island of these invaders – including using the tools of CRISPR-based genome
  • The Peaceable Genomes of Pumpkins
    “For pottage and puddings and custards and pies Our pumpkins and parsnips are common supplies, We have pumpkins at morning and pumpkins at noon, If it were not for pumpkins we should be undoon.” Pilgrim
  • The Biology of “Stranger Things’’
    The Netflix series “Stranger Things,” although terrific, might ditch the clichéd doctor-scientist in charge and get themselves a developmental biologist, stat. The disseminated beast that is invading, sliming, and gobbling the residents of a small Indiana town

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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