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



An alternative route for cholesterol

May 24 2017

Cholesterol plays a central role in many living processes. In a new study, a team led by Catherine-Laure Tomasetto, Inserm research director at the Institute of Genetics and Molecular and Cellular Biology (Inserm/CNRS/Université de Strasbourg) rev...
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myotubular myopathy

New step towards the treatment of myotubular myopathy

April 05 2017

A team of researchers in France, led by Dr. Ana Buj-Bello (Genethon/Inserm) and teams at the University of Washington and Harvard Medical School in the United States, achieved a new step towards the treatment of myotubular myopathy by gene therapy...
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HIV reservoir marker

Discovery of an HIV reservoir marker: A new avenue toward eliminating the virus

March 15 2017

French researchers have identified a marker that makes it possible to differentiate “dormant” HIV-infected cells from healthy cells. This discovery will make it possible to isolate and analyze reservoir cells which, by silently hosting the virus,...
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Rituximab effective in the treatment of membranous glomerulonephritis

October 07 2016

A national trial on membranous glomerulonephritis in 80 patients was coordinated by Prof. Pierre Ronco, of the Department of Nephrology and Dialysis at Tenon Hospital AP-HP, of the Inserm Unit “Rare and common kidney diseases, matrix remodelling a...
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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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