Now scientists have used CRISPR to remove and add genes to these cells to help them recognize a patient’s specific tumor cells.
The study used whole genome sequencing to examine the entire genomes of over 7,000 individuals with autism. The team found 134 genes linked with ASD and discovered a range of genetic changes.
The genes in question are related to interferons, the body's frontline virus fighters. Knowing which genes help control viral infection can greatly assist researchers' understanding of factors that affect disease severity.
According to a new study, 555-million-year-old oceanic creatures from the Ediacaran period share genes with today's animals, including humans.
For the first time, more 360 scientists from 184 different institutions have contributed to a global effort to find more than 200 regions of the genome and more than 300 specific genetic variations that affect the structure of the grey matter.
New computational analysis finds that more than two dozen human zinc finger transcription factors, previously thought to control activity of similar genes across species have in fact human-specific roles and could help explain the evolution.
Boy and girl twins in Brisbane, Australia, have been identified as only the second set of semi-identical, or sesquizygotic, twins in the world - and the first to be identified by doctors during pregnancy.
Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease.