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Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare brain disorder that causes seizures, memory loss

Gene therapy in the womb could cure rare untreatable brain disorder that causes seizures, memory loss and lack of speech Angelman syndrome can be spotted in unborn babies in the first trimester It causes seizures, memory loss, learning disabilities, lack of speech – and there is no cure or treatment The syndrome is caused by one… Read More »

How the brain reacts to loss of vision

If mice lose their vision immediately after birth due to a genetic defect, this has a considerable impact, both on the organisation of the cerebral cortex and on memory ability. This is the conclusion drawn by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum in a study published online in the journal Cerebral Cortex on 7 December 2018. They… Read More »