This is what ASF Funded Research can do!
A UNC Healthcare announced on September 17, 2019: The National Institutes of Health have awarded two separate grants totaling $6.1 million to Mark Zylka, PhD, director of the UNC Neuroscience Center.at the UNC School of Medicine.
One of these projects will test a CRISPR/Cas9-based gene therapy for Angelman syndrome in mice and human neurons. Zylka is the principal investigator for this project, which is funded by a $2.8-million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.
The ASF has been funding Dr. Zylka’s research into Angelman Syndrome since 2011, including his initial study into CRISPR/Cas9 in 2016.