Disease

DNA damage may cause ALS

September 15, 2013

DNA damage may cause ALS

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Anne Trafton, MIT News Office

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) — also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease — is a neurodegenerative disease that destroys the neurons that control muscle movement.

New way to turn genes on

December 10, 2014

New way to turn genes on

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Anne Trafton | MIT News Office

Using a gene-editing system originally developed to delete specific genes, MIT researchers have now shown that they can reliably turn on any gene of their choosing in living cells.

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