Pointing the finger at the HD gene…

An international group of scientists has completed some work on the HD mouse model and demonstrated it is possible to ‘edit’ the genetic change that causes HD. The technique is called Zinc Finger Protein Transcription Factors (ZFPs) – essentially microscopic molecular machines capable of snipping out pieces of DNA.

Our friends over at HD Buzz have written an informative article on the technique and its possible future use in HD.

https://en.hdbuzz.net/275

Author: John Eden

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