The genetics of epilepsy and epilepsy-like symptoms

Genetic modification of the genes encoding certain proteins that cause epileptic seizures has been described by scientists as an effective tool for treating epileptic children and improving their lives.The work has the potential to transform the way epilepsy is treated in many ways, and to lead to new treatments that would benefit both children and […]


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How to deal with gene editing that turns you into an alien

By David ShusterA genetic engineering technique called gene editing, or CRISPR, has been used to change a person’s genes to prevent them from developing certain types of cancer.The idea is that genetic changes in the body lead to changes in gene expression, making them more susceptible to cancer.But the technology is complex and there are […]


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