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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Researchers hope to tease out the signature effects that different carcinogens leave on the genome to determine their contributions to disease, Mosaic reports.

The Wall Street Journal looks into the cost of new gene therapies.

An Imperial College London-led team reports that it was able to use a gene drive to control a population of lab mosquitos.

In PNAS this week: genomic effects of silver fox domestication, limited effect of mitochondrial mutations on aging in fruit flies, and more.

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With the Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), genomes sequencing has been democratized over the last decades with the detection of genomic alterations, thus replacing Sanger sequencing.