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Category: Genetics

R. Jude Samulski

November 30, 2011

Clinical trial for muscular dystrophy demonstrates safety of custom...

Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have shown that it is safe to cut and paste together different viruses in an effort to create the ultimate vehicle for gene therapy.

Clinical Trials, Genetics, Treatment

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Color-coded chromosomes. Image source: NIGMS

November 1, 2011

Growing without cell division

An international team of scientists, including biologists from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, may have pinpointed for the first time the mechanism responsible for cell polyploidy, a state in which cells contain more than 2 paired sets of chromosomes.

Collaboration, Genetics, Innovation, Research

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Jason Lieb

October 24, 2011

Study confirms males and females have at least one thing in common:...

The finding provides clarity to a hotly debated topic in science and provides biologists with more information to interpret experiments involving genetic measurements in males and females.

Genetics, Research, Studies

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Illustrated here are images of sperm and egg. Image source: NIH.

September 22, 2011

UNC researchers identify important step in sperm reprogramming

A study from the UNC School of Medicine has illuminated a key step of demethylation, giving stem cell researchers critical information as they try to reprogram adult cells to mimic the curative and self-renewing properties of stem cells.

Genetics, Innovation, Research, Sexual Health

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Wenbin Lin

September 20, 2011

UNC scientist proves potential of new nanoparticle design for cance...

A new type of nanoparticle developed in the laboratories at the University of North Carolina has shown potential for more effective delivery of chemotherapy to treat cancer.

Cancer, Genetics, Oncology, Technology, Treatment

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Yi Zhang

July 21, 2011

UNC researchers identify seventh and eighth bases of DNA

For decades, scientists have known that DNA consists of four basic units -- adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. In recent history, scientists have expanded that list from four to six. Now researchers from the UNC School of Medicine have discovered the seventh and eighth bases of DNA.

Genetics, Innovation, Research

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Man in wheelchair

February 14, 2008

First clinical trial of gene therapy for muscular dystrophy now und...

CHAPEL HILL -- The first gene therapy human trial in the United States for a form of muscular dystrophy is under way.

Clinical Trials, Genetics

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UNC Chapel

February 14, 2008

Protein important in blood clotting may also play a role in fertility

CHAPEL HILL - A protein known to play a role in blood clotting and other cell functions is also critical for proper sperm formation in mice, according to researchers from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine.

Fertility, Genetics, Research

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