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BTN LiveBIG: Illinois researchers seek ways to use proteins to 'edit' DNA

Imagine we could get rid of Tay-Sachs disease, hemophilia, sickle-cell anemia, cystic fibrosis and other genetic disorders without any new medicines.

What once might have seemed impossible now appears plausible, thanks in part to the efforts of researchers at the University of Illinois who have been observing how certain proteins can be used for precise gene editing in DNA. 405 more words

What's in the DNA?

“The greatest history book ever written is the one hidden in our DNA.” – Dr. Spencer Wells

I have long wanted to test my DNA, and that of my husbands, to see what clues and interesting discoveries we can learn. 470 more words


Independence Day Research - Paul Revere and Jack Black??

What with yesterday being the Fourth of July here in the U.S. and all, we’ve been studying about the American Revolution.

We’re working on this… 227 more words

Other Stuff

Nature or Nurture

The age-old question…  Are we what we are because of the way we were raised, or because of our genetic make-up.  If it was all nurture then why would two siblings have totally different personalities?  841 more words


The Double Helix: A Story of Ambition and Hope

Although Nobel prize winner James D. Watson is listed as the singular author of The Double Helix, his account of the discovery of the DNA molecule (Deoxyribonucleic acid), it is a story about the efforts of many individuals. 169 more words


Phases of Mitosis

Division of the nucleus of a diploid cell (a cell with 2N chromosomes; 46 or 23 pairs of homologous chromosomes)