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Studies from University of Utah Provide New Data on Biological and Medical Science (Targeted genome engineering techniques in Drosophila)

July 25, 2014

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- Data detailed on Health and Medicine have been presented. According to news originating from Salt Lake City, Utah, by NewsRx correspondents, research stated, "For a century, Drosophila has been a favored organism for genetic research. However, the array of materials and methods available to the Drosophila worker has expanded dramatically in the last decade."

Our news journalists obtained a quote from the research from the University of Utah, "The most common gene targeting tools, zinc finger nucleases, TALENs, and RNA-guided CRISPR/Cas9, have all been adapted for use in Drosophila, both for simple mutagenesis and for gene editing via homologous recombination. For each tool, there exist a number of web sites, design applications, and delivery methods. The successful application of any of these tools also requires an understanding of methods for detecting successful genome modifications. This article provides an overview of the available gene targeting tools and their application in Drosophila."

According to the news editors, the research concluded: "In lieu of simply providing a protocol for gene targeting, we direct the researcher to resources that will allow access to the latest research in this rapidly evolving field."

For more information on this research see: Targeted genome engineering techniques in Drosophila. Methods, 2014;68(1):29-37. Methods can be contacted at: Academic Press Inc Elsevier Science, 525 B St, Ste 1900, San Diego, CA 92101-4495, USA. (Elsevier -; Methods -

The news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained from K.J. Beumer, University of Utah, Sch Med, Dept. of Biochem, Salt Lake City, UT 84112, United States (see also Health and Medicine).

Keywords for this news article include: Utah, Engineering, United States, Salt Lake City, Health and Medicine, North and Central America

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