Genetics, epigenetics and disease

>>Ladies and gentlemen welcome to the 2013 Royal Society GlaxoSmithKline Prize Lecture. I’m Jean Thomas, I’m the Biological Secretary and I have the housekeeping duties of asking you to turn off your mobile phones, please, because the lecture is being recorded and webcast. And also, to tell you in the that actually, I hope, unlikely…

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…