Genetics

Solving pieces of the genetic puzzle

Every living thing on the planet contains DNA, the molecular sequence that encodes the genetic blueprint of an organism. Genome sequencing can reveal your likelihood of getting certain diseases like Alzheimer's, and it can ...

Neuroscience

Scientists move closer to treatment for Huntington's disease

A new variant of the gene-editing CRISPR/Cas9 system is safer and more specific than versions previously used in early research towards a treatment for Huntington's disease, shows research published today in Frontiers in ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists reveal structure of potential leishmaniasis vaccine

Leishmaniasis, caused by the bite of a sand fly carrying a Leishmania parasite, infects around a million people a year around the world. Now, making progress toward a vaccine against the parasitic disease, researchers reporting ...

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