Genetically Engineering Your DNA to Cure Disease | Retro Report

This is a milestone that could one day erase hereditary conditions.Just like you can change a single letter in a word document,now we can change single letters in the DNA.It’s called CRISPR.Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.The new gene editing platform CRISPR is generating a lot of excitement.CRISPR…But this isn’t the first time scientists have…

UR Science ROCs: What is CRISPR?

UR Science ROCs: What is CRISPR?

Hi, I’m Christopher Goodwin. And I’m Sierra Fox. We’re graduate students here at the University of Rochester department of Biochemistry. And here at the University of Rochester we’re using cutting-edge techniques to advance our science. One of these techniques you may have heard about in the news recently is CRISPR. CRISPR is helping scientists edit…

Research towards a treatment for autism

Research towards a treatment for autism

Scientists lessened some symptoms of an autistic disorder in mice, by using the gene-editing technique, CRISPR-Cas9. Mice like to dig. Scientists add marbles to their bedding to measure how much digging they do. But mice with “fragile X Syndrome”, a genetic mutation that causes exaggerated repetitive behavior, dig obsessively, covering up more marbles. After a…