News Column

Studies from Graduate University of Advanced Studies Reveal New Findings on Genetic Research (New horizons in genome engineering of Drosophila...

July 22, 2014



Studies from Graduate University of Advanced Studies Reveal New Findings on Genetic Research (New horizons in genome engineering of Drosophila melanogaster)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Journal of Technology -- Research findings on Life Science Research are discussed in a new report. According to news originating from Shizuoka, Japan, by VerticalNews editors, the research stated, "Drosophila melanogaster has the longest history as a genetic model system and even in the present day remains the front runner in diverse fields of biology. However, lack of a convenient method to make specified modifications to endogenous genes has been a pain in the neck for many fly geneticists for decades."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the Graduate University of Advanced Studies, "Synthetic nuclease technologies, especially the CRISPR/Cas9 system, hold great promise for a breakthrough. Synthetic nucleases are programmable nucleases that can be directed to cleave a specified sequence in the genome. Deleterious mutations can be efficiently induced by expression of a synthetic nuclease that targets a gene of interest. Precise modification of the target site, such as a reporter gene knock-in, is also possible by simultaneous delivery of a synthetic nuclease and a targeting vector."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Here I summarize recent advances in synthetic nuclease technologies and discuss their possible applications to Drosophila genetics."

For more information on this research see: New horizons in genome engineering of Drosophila melanogaster. Genes & Genetic Systems, 2014;89(1):3-8. Genes & Genetic Systems can be contacted at: Genetics Soc Japan, National Inst Genetics Yata 1111, Mishima, Shizuoka-Ken, 411-8540, Japan.

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from S. Kondo, Grad Univ Adv Studies, Dept. of Genet, Mishima, Shizuoka 4118540, Japan.

Keywords for this news article include: Asia, Japan, Shizuoka, Technology, Engineering, Life Science Research

Our reports deliver fact-based news of research and discoveries from around the world. Copyright 2014, NewsRx LLC


For more stories covering the world of technology, please see HispanicBusiness' Tech Channel



Source: Journal of Technology


Story Tools






HispanicBusiness.com Facebook Linkedin Twitter RSS Feed Email Alerts & Newsletters