genetics

Genes behind deadly heart condition found, scientists say

Posted in Science on 16th Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

Scientists say they have identified genes that cause a deadly heart condition that can only be cured by transplants of the heart or lungs.

Stem cell transplant cures first adult sickle-cell patient in Canada

Posted in Medicine on 5th Apr, 2018
by Alex Muller

The first adult in Canada to have been cured of sickle cell anaemia did so with the help of stem cells donated by her sister.

A CRISPR edit for heart disease

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2018
by Alex Muller

According to World Health Organization statistics published in 2015, ischaemic heart disease and stroke are the leading causes of death worldwide.

Genes in Space-3 Successfully Identifies Unknown Microbes in Space

Posted in Science on 31st Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

To identify microbes aboard the ISS would be revolutionary for the world of microbiology and space exploration.

Gene therapy infused into persons blood to correct liver enzymes

Posted in Science on 17th Nov, 2017
by Alex Muller

When the enzyme is defective or missing, the sugars build up and can cause developmental delays, organ problems, brain damage, and early death.