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Review: Giving Gene Editing Technology CRISPR-Cas9 a Boost

Review: Giving Gene Editing Technology CRISPR-Cas9 a Boost

A new gene editing technology called CRISPR-Cas9 allows researchers to quickly and easily make changes to the DNA of humans, animals and plants. Scientists in the University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology highlight a cellular mechanism that can help users employ the technique with more precision. 

6/16/2016
Gene Editing Technology Holds Huge Potential

Gene Editing Technology Holds Huge Potential

A new gene editing technology is taking the scientific community by storm and researchers at the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute are the first to put the promising system to use in upstate New York.  

2/11/2015
Cardiovascular Research Institute Hosts International Conference on Gene Expression

Cardiovascular Research Institute Hosts International Conference on Gene Expression

Researchers from URMC’s Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) are hosting the International MADS Box Conference, a two-day meeting of world-renowned experts who will share their latest research related to MADS Box proteins, which control gene expression in virtually all cell types of complex life forms. 

7/9/2013 | 1 comment
Boxing In Cancer Genes, Boxing Out Disease

Boxing In Cancer Genes, Boxing Out Disease

Scientists believe they’ve figured out a way to suppress the growth of tumors by keeping DNA tightly packaged -- essentially burying some of the genes responsible for cancer. It’s a little like keeping the lid on the jack-in-the-box, said Willis Li, Ph.D., a professor of Medicine at UC San Diego, who did the work while in the Department of Biomedical Genetics at URMC.

6/6/2013