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MYO10 drives genomic instability and inflammation in cancer

INTRODUCTION Genomic instability often refers to the existence of a variety of DNA alterations, ranging from single nucleotide changes (such as base substitution, deletion, and insertion) to chromosomal rearrangements (e.g., gain or loss of a segment or the whole chromosome) (1). Loss of genome stability can lead to early onset…

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CRISPR Applications in Medicine Depend on Minimizing Off-Target Editing

By Rolf Turk, PhD Genome editing technologies, such as CRISPR, are being applied to better understand basic biological systems as well as to research new kinds of gene and cell therapies. The CRISPR-Cas9 system comprises a Cas9 endonuclease protein that forms a complex with a guide RNA (gRNA) molecule, which…

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Humanized Mice: Generation, Advantages and Applications

Mice are commonly used as models of human disease, helping scientists to understand the workings of complex pathologies and develop safe and efficacious drugs. It is now possible to create a range of genetically engineered mouse models, including humanized, knock-in and knock-out models, that can be used to further advance…

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