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Arindam’s fusion protein aims to edit the DNA of affected cells in order to permanently change the mutation caused by Gaucher disease.
Glutamine synthetase helps to detoxify brain ammonia and maintain the health of neurotransmitters. Daniyal asks how a recombinant glutamine synthetase could curb aging in humans.
These proposed mRNA pills by Katie take advantage of mutations that allow the production of lactase into adulthood.
Julia asks how chymosin might be engineered to be able to treat peanut allergies safely in the human body.