Genetic Diseases

‘GNB1 Encephalopathy’ Disease

Researchers in India, the US and Israel and currently trying to develop a drug to treat a rare genetic disease called GNB1 Encephalopathy. What is GNB1 Encephalopathy? GNB1 Encephalopathy is a rare genetic brain disease caused due to mutations in ..



May 8: World Thalassemia Day

Every year, World Thalassemia Day is observed on May 8. It aims to create awareness about Thalassemia and avoid the disease from transmitting to other people. It is also observed to provide better quality of life to people suffering from ..


April 17: World Hemophilia Day

Every year April 17 is celebrated as World Hemophilia Day. The day is observed by the World Federation of Hemophilia. Apart from the organization, several other international organizations mark the World Hemophilia Day. This year the World Hemophilia Day is ..


National Centre for Cell Science: The Cellular Mechanism of Huntington Disease discovered

On March 20, 2020, the National Centre for Cell Science have found that the pathogenic protein called the Huntingtin Protein causes decrease in overall protein production. What is Huntington Disease? The disease is a genetic disorder that declines cognitive abilities, ..


CRISPR (CaS9)-The Gene Editing Tool used to treat blindness for the first time

The Gene Editing Tool called CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) has been used for the first time to treat blindness. However, doctors claimed that it will take a month to check if the vision of the patient has ..


Global Drosophila Conference held at Pune

On January 6, 2020, the fifth Asia Pacific Drosophila Research Conference was held at Pune. It was organized by the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research. The conference is held twice a year. Highlights The conference is to be ..