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Uncovering the early origins of Huntington’s disease

Posted by on January 29th, 2018

With new findings, scientists may be poised to break a long impasse in research on Huntington’s disease, a fatal hereditary disorder for which there is currently no treatment.     One in 10,000 Americans suffer from the disease, and most begin to show symptoms in middle age as they develop jerky movements—and as these patients[…]

Reactions to the CRISPR human embryo paper

Posted by on August 3rd, 2017

A paper published online yesterday in Nature (and ‘leaked’ a week ago by the MIT Technology Review) describes the use of CRISPR in human embryos to correct a mutation that causes hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. The work has hit the headlines and sparked debate about its utility and implications. Collated below are responses from the field (or[…]

The 7th International EMT Meeting (Oct. 11-14, 2015; Melbourne, Australia)

Posted by on April 21st, 2015

The 7th International EMT Meeting will be held in Melbourne, Australia in October 2015. The meeting has been a key venue for bringing together developmental, cell and cancer biologists and has recently increased the presence of stem cell and modeling-related topics. Meeting name: TEMTIA-VII: The EMT (Epithelial Mesenchymal Transition) International Association Meeting VII Web Link:[…]

Postdoctoral scientist position in Genome Editing in Xenopus at the Marine Biological Laboratory

Posted by on February 25th, 2015

A Postdoctoral Scientist position is available in the Horb Laboratory of the Eugene Bell Center for Regenerative Biology & Tissue Engineering at the Marine Biological Laboratory ( The position will focus on the creation of Xenopus models of human disease through the generation of mutants using CRISPR/Cas and TALENs and to work on developing and[…]

Recombine to get better

Posted by on September 6th, 2010

Recently a paper in Science caught my attention since its title combines the words mitotic recombination with patients and Ichthyosis. Having worked with Drosophila during my PhD and now being in a vertebrate lab, I’m well aware of the existence of tools to induce mitotic recombination to generate somatic clones of mutant cells in certain[…]