Genomic corrector: time to look at diseases
In 2018 the Department of Cellular, computational and Integrative Biology (CIBIO) University of Trento created a “gene corrector”, a kind of precision scapel, that could enable a crucial advance in the fight against genetic diseases.
This signifies an evolution in technique, the so-called CRISPR/cas9, that permits the genome to be cut at the exact spot where the DNA is diseased. Up until now the cut could be carried out on parts of a healthy genome, causing unpredictable effects, while the version created in Trento is currently the most precise and safe in the world.
Experiments on specific pathologies are now actually being carried out.
The first category of disease where CRISPR Cas9 will be used for clinical experimentation is that of rare genetic pathologies, produced from the mutation of an individual gene in the genome..
The correction of this gene in a sufficient number of cells could slow down or even stop the degenerative process of the mutation.
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Click on "donate now" and you will be transferred to the Banca popolare di Sondrio’s website.
Then follow the instructions:
- select institution (ente) choosing University of Trento
- purpose of payment - (top right) - choose genomic corrector
- enter the amount of your choice
- in the purpose of payment (causale) box enter "donazione di modico valore per correttore genomico"
- fill in the next boxes with an asterix and click on forward (avanti)
- choose the payment circuit from those indicated and click pay (paga)
Using the following bank transfer details
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Indicating in the purpose of payment box : "donazione di modico valore per correttore genomico".
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