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…

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…