Brain

Source: Virginia Tech Summary: Scientists have shown that mutations in specific genes that destroy motor neurons and thereby cause the devastating effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis also known as ALS or Lou Gehrig’s disease also attack sensory neurons. More Information: Sydney K. Vaughan et al. The ALS-inducing factors, TDP43A315T and SOD1G93A,Read More →

CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to disable a defective gene that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis

Source: University of California – Berkeley Summary: Researchers for the first time have used CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing to disable a defective gene that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in mice, extending their lifespan by 25%. Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig’s Disease is a progressive neurodegenerative disease characterizedRead More →