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Genetic “editing” a new tool to fight inherited disease


CellforwebResearchers at the Hospital Clínic, IDIBAPS, the Hospital Sant Joan de Deu and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) have participated in a study, led by Dr. Juan Carlos Izpisúa Belmonte of the Gene Expression Laboratory at California’s Salk Institute, that uses molecular “scissors” to remove mitochondrial mutations in mouse eggs.

For thousands of women worldwide who are carriers of a mitochondrial disease, having a healthy child can be a gamble.

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IBEC receives Severo Ochoa Excellence Award


marca-excellencia-transThe Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia is one of the two centres in Spain to be awarded accreditation in this round of the Severo Ochoa Excellence programme.

The Ministry for Economy and Competitiveness announced the winners of the coveted distinction, selected by an international panel of more than 70 judges, this morning. Severo Ochoa Excellence Awards identify and promote research centres and units in Spain that stand out as international references in their specialized fields.

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