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Press release list of thematic 'Genetics, genomics and bioinformatics'



Ethical issues surrounding CRISPR-Cas9 technology

June 30 2016

On 13 June last, the Inserm Ethics Committee assembled over a hundred individuals at its annual seminar. All those present had the benefit of an ethical perspective on many problems posed by biomedical research. One of the questions addressed was...
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The origin of heart dysfunctions in myotonic dystrophy identified

April 19 2016

An international team, including researchers in France at Inserm, CNRS and the University of Strasbourg, brought together at IGBMC[1] is lifting the veil on the molecular mechanisms causing heart dysfunctions in myotonic dystrophy, a genetic...
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A new type of sarcoma identified

September 07 2015

Inserm teams led by Prof. Jean-Yves Blay and Christophe Caux in Lyon[1], and by Franck Tirode and Olivier Delattre in Paris[2] have just demonstrated a new genetic variant in tumours that had not been identified until now. Their results enable bet...
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From pluripotency to totipotency

August 03 2015

While it is already possible to obtain in vitro pluripotent cells (ie, cells capable of generating all tissues of an embryo) from any cell type, researchers from Maria-Elena Torres-Padilla’s team have pushed the limits of science even further. The...
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Detailed structure of human ribosome revealed

April 23 2015

A team at the Institut de Génétique et de Biologie Moléculaire et Cellulaire (IGBMC – CNRS/Université de Strasbourg/Inserm) has evidenced, at the atomic scale, the threedimensional structure of the complete human ribosome and the detailed interact...
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