Tag Archives: Mutation

22Nov/16

Scientists edit genome to cure sickle cell anemia

Researchers have proven that a new gene editing technique could pave the way towards a cure for sickle cell disease. The disease affects about 5 million people globally. About 75 percent of cases occur in Africa where at least 200,000 children are born with the disease every year.
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07Oct/15

DNA research deployed in war on cancer earns Nobel prize

Nobel Prize awarded for work into how cells repair DNA damage sheds light on new ways to fight cancer
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24Mar/15

Angelina Jolie has ovaries removed over cancer concern

(Next Media Online)- Angelina Jolie announced in a New York Times opinion piece that she had her fallopian tubes and ovaries removed last week to prevent ovarian cancer, two years after undergoing a double mastectomy after learning she had inherited a high risk of breast cancer.
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