UCSB Professor Collaborates on New Gene Repair Technique That Promises Advances in Regenerative Medicine

Aug 12, 2013

Using human pluripotent stem cells and DNA-cutting protein from meningitis bacteria, researchers led by MCDB professor James Thomson have created an efficient way to target and repair defective genes.

Published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team's findings demonstrate that the novel technique is much simpler than previous methods and establishes the groundwork for major advances in regenerative medicine, drug screening, and biomedical research.

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