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NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Methylation editing targeting the fragile X syndrome gene can rescue neurons affected by the condition, according to a new paper.

Fragile X syndrome, which is caused by the mutations within the FMR1 gene on the X chromosome that lead it to be silenced, is the most common genetic form of intellectual disability among boys, affecting 1 in 3,600.

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Oct
23
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This webinar will illustrate how single-cell methylation sequencing can be applied to gain significant insight into epigenetic heterogeneity in disease states, advancing cancer research discoveries.