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UFGI publication round-up week 9/25, 10/2, 10/9 and 10/16/17

Mol Cell. 2017 Oct 18. pii: S1097-2765(17)30711-6. doi: 10.1016/j.molcel.2017.09.033. [Epub ahead of print] Impeding Transcription of Expanded Microsatellite Repeats by Deactivated Cas9. Pinto BS1, Saxena T1, Oliveira R1, Méndez-Gómez HR2, Cleary JD1, Denes LT1, McConnell O1,...
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UF Health News: Repetitive genetic sequences that lead to neurological disorders can be blocked in animal models

This article was originally published by UF Health News. Doug Bennett, UF Health   In patients with myotonic dystrophy and related genetic diseases, abnormally long, repetitive DNA sequences lead to a host of problems in the muscle, heart and brain. Now, a group of...
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UF IFAS: UF researchers awarded $7M grant to improve how plants get nitrogen, reduce pollution

This article was originally published by Brad Buck, UF IFAS. GAINESVILLE, Fla. — A team of researchers at the universities of Florida and Wisconsin-Madison will use a $7.3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to pinpoint genes that could improve plants’ ability to...
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