High is one of the world’s leading experts in gene therapy, which has long been a “next big thing” in medicine: Take a person with a devastating genetic disease and replace their nonfunctional gene with a normal one — a cure built right into your DNA.
Tag Archive: DNA
Jan 16 2014
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Jul 16 2013
Since the completion of the Human Genome Project, there has been a natural surge in biomedical research aimed at gene discovery. Using genome-wide association studies (GWAS), bioinformatics, and other approaches, this process has focused largely on determining what genes are implicated in specific diseases.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/chop-research-announces-new-dna-protein-interaction-affinity-group/
Feb 14 2013
A team led by CHOP’s Marni J. Falk, MD, has expanded next-generation gene tools designed to sequence nuclear DNA to analyze a separate source of DNA — that found within mitochondria. Mitochondria are key suppliers of the energy needed for the multiple functions of our cells. Mitochondria contain their own DNA, and play a pivotal role in human health and disease.
Permanent link to this article: http://www.research.chop.edu/blog/unlocking-the-secrets-of-mitochondria/