April 11, 2018
Hertz Fellow Leonid Kruglyak, hair of human genetics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, has announced a method of using the gene-editing tool CRISPR to edit many genes at once. Using the technique they studied the effects of about 10,000 different mutations on yest cells, giving a detailed picture of which mutations are fatal and which are relatively harmless. “Our ultimate goal is to help scientists zero in on the genetic culprit for a disease, leading doctors to a firm diagnosis and allowing patients to obtain the most effective treatment," said Kruglyak.
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