Mario Capecchi at work
The ability to mutate genes at will to simulate disorders, study the effects in mice, and test new therapies opens up a world of possibilities to eliminate the causes of genetic disorders such as cancer and Parkinson's.
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Gene targeting techniques are used by scientists to simulate human genetic disorders in model organisms. Many scientists believe that gene targeting will lead the way to new methods for correcting genetic defects.
Mario Capecchi talks about the advantages of working with mice to study genetic disorders.
Mario Capecchi, Distinguished Professor, Eccles Institute of Human Genetics.
Mario Capecchi developed a technique to target and mutate genes in mice using homologous recombination.
Mario Capecchi talks about the possible use of embryonic stem cells and gene targeting techniques to develop new therapies for for diabetes and Parkinson's.
image of a mouse.
Mario Capecchi works on gene targeting at the University of Utah.
Mario Capecchi talks about the possibility of correcting genetic defects.
An overview of bipolar disorder-related content on Genes to Cognition Online.
Mario Capecchi explains the technique he uses to control genes in mice.