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Engineered Flies Spill Secret of Seizures, University of California, Irvine and Brown University Study



10/12/2012 7:25:24 AM

In a newly reported set of experiments that show the value of a particularly precise but difficult genetic engineering technique, researchers at Brown University and the University of California–Irvine have created a Drosophila fruit fly model of epilepsy to discern the mechanism by which temperature-dependent seizures happen. The researchers used a technique called homologous recombination—a more precise and sophisticated technique than transgenic gene engineering—to give flies a disease-causing mutation that is a direct analogue of the mutation that leads to febrile epileptic seizures in humans.

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