Two Wrongs CAN Make a Right

CC Image from Flicker

CC Image from Flicker

By: Anabelle P.

Using one mutation to cancel out another actually works, a study from the University of Massachusetts shows. Fragile X syndrome (caused by a CGG repeat expansion in the Fmr1 gene which causes overproduction of proteins) is shown to cause autism and other mental disabilities. By removing a gene that is important for mRNA production, protein production balances out and the brain may perform normally. (Read more…)

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