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Gene therapy trials treat inherited blindness and deafness

Two separate gene therapy trials have restored vision and hearing in people born with congenital blindness or deafness.

A new CRISPR gene editing called EDIT-101 has successfully restored vision in some patients with congenital blindness (focalpoint/IMAGO )
Published on May 09, 2024 03:45 PM IST
By | Posted by Tapatrisha Das

Longer genes are associated with ageing: Study

The study shows that long genes may be the central cause of aging, since they become less active with age.

Conditions known to accelerate ageing decrease the activity of long genes.(Unsplash)
Published on Mar 25, 2024 04:24 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Illinois

Genes influence blood pressure from early childhood: Research

The study demonstrates a relationship between gene variants and blood pressure in the population.

Certain hypertension-related genes impact blood pressure from a young age, increasing the risk of cardiovascular disease as you become older. (Freepik)
Published on Mar 07, 2024 02:19 PM IST
ANI | | Posted by Tapatrisha Das, Washington Dc

As bananas fall victim to a pandemic, GM comes to the rescue

A fungal disease threatens to wipe out the most popular banana variety. Scientists have created a genetically modified fruit resistant to the fungus

People prefer seedless bananas to wild bananas that have seeds, so the bananas we buy are grown from parts of the plant, not from seeds(Pixabay)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:00 AM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra

Nobel Prize-winning gene editing tech offers a ray of hope for blood disorders

The US and UK have approved a therapy for treating sickle-cell disease and beta-thalassaemia — a historic breakthrough

In mid-November, the UK became the first country to approve CRISPR therapy for both sickle-cell disease and beta-thalassaemia(iStock)
Published on Dec 13, 2023 11:15 AM IST
ByAnirban Mahapatra
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