Genetic Diseases Current Affairs, GK & News

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 Thalassemia. Highlights The World Thalassemia Day is observed under the theme Theme: The dawning of ..

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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 marked under the theme Theme: Get + Involved virtually and stay safe Highlights The World ..

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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, impairs coordination of balance and movement, memory lapses, mood swings and personality changes. The disease ..

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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 restored. This has been achieved at the Oregon University, Portland, USA. What is CRISPR? It ..

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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 held between January 6, 2020 and January 10, 2020. It aims at promoting interaction between ..

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