Angelman Syndrome is a severe neurodevelopmental disorder that is caused by loss of the maternal copy of the Ube3a gene. Using the gene editing technology CRISPR/Cas9, a team of scientists in the Zylka lab was able to correct the underlying molecular deficiency in the Angelman mouse model. The Zylka Lab was awarded a grant from the Angelman Syndrome Foundation to expand this finding towards a gene therapy.
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