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Tag: mtDNA

July 14, 2020
Researchers have developed what can be described as the first precision gene editing tool for mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA). This new tool is different from the well-known CRISPR/Cas9 method of gene editing and should make the study of mitochondrial biology and mitochondrial diseases easier. This new discovery is a game changer Prior to this, creating mouse...
February 04, 2020
Researchers from SENS Research Foundation, including Matthew O'Connor and Amutha Boominathan, have published a new study showing how codons play an important role in getting copies of mitochondrial genes placed in the cellular nucleus to express themselves correctly [1]. A possible solution to mitochondrial diseases Mitochondrial disease is not a single disease; in fact, it...
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January 27, 2020
The mitochondria are well known as being the powerhouses of the cell, as they convert nutrients into the energy that our cells need in order to function and remain alive. Until recently, it was believed that they remain within our cells all their lives, but a new discovery by researchers at the Montpellier Cancer Research...
July 23, 2018
In what appears to be a world first, scientists at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have reversed two of the most common visual signs of aging—skin wrinkles and hair loss—in mice by turning off a gene responsible for mitochondrial dysfunction [1]. Study abstract Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) depletion is involved in mtDNA depletion syndromes, mitochondrial...