Posted by on February 15, 2018 11:05 pm
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Source: CRISPR has fixed the genetic cause of a learning disability

An X chromosome from someone with fragile X syndrome

Fragile X syndrome is the most common genetic cause of intellectual disability

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CRISPR gene editing has been used to repair a genetic form of intellectual disability in human brain cells in a dish. If the same technique can be done in the brain, it may help treat a range of genetic conditions.

Fragile X syndrome is the most common inherited form of intellectual impairment, affecting one in 4000 men, and one in 6000 women. It is caused by have a silenced version of a gene called FMR1, which typically …

Published at Thu, 15 Feb 2018 17:02:37 +0000

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