January 20, 2021

The Niche

Trusted stem cell blog & resources


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There’s much more to CRISPR-Cas9 than just gene editing and a new paper from the lab of Rudy Jaenisch in Cell highlights that in an exciting way. It reports epigenetic reversal of a Fragile X Syndrome phenotype in induced pluripotent stem cell (IPSC) neurons. Fragile X Syndrome is a neurological disorder in boys resulting from CGG repeat expansions in the regulatory region of the FMR1 gene and associated epigenetic alterations including DNA methylation that tend to shut off gene expression. The new paper, Liu, et al., …Read More

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The ISSCR Annual Meeting will be held In Boston, MA in June. In advance of the meeting I was looking through the Preliminary Program that showed up in my mail box and then I checked out the confirmed speakers page on the web. What a cool lineup of speakers, I thought, but something seemed different….at first I couldn’t put my finger on it. The list of speakers includes mostly relatively new people who did not speak last year or the year before (see last …Read More