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Gene drive and genetic diseases [closed]

I recently heard about gene drive (a teacher asked us to make some research about it) and wondered if it could be used as a mean to prevent some genetic diseases. Links : https://en.wikipedia.org/...
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What did Dr Kaspar contribute to the development of Zolgensma? [migrated]

I've read that Dr Martine Barkats from France successfuly treated mice with spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) with an AAV9 viral vector and that Dr Brian Kaspar, an AveXis executive, took it even further ...
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Can Telomers be tampered with using Nano technology? [closed]

Can Telomers be tampered with using Nano particles or nano robots that can be artificially used to CAUSE cancer? I happen to run into this website Talking about nano technology based cancer research. ...
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Why isn't there a larger effort to reverse and block the effects of androgens on skin?

Puberty wreaks havoc on skin. There's no arguing against the mountains of empirical evidence. Acne and pimples are the most common complaint, followed by unwanted hair and armpit odors, all of which ...
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Will Down's syndrome be ever reversible?

Down syndrome is caused by genetic disorder when in DNA chromosome #21 has three copies (instead of 2 copies). If I understand correctly then the Genetic Engineering is the closest field in modern ...
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Side effects of genetically modified food products

We are genetically modifying crops to change the way they look, to produce more out of less, or to make them resistant to certain diseases; they are subsequently being consumed by humans and animals. ...