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defect

Crystallog a local deviation from regularity in the crystal lattice of a solid

Defect

In lumber, an irregularity occurring in or on wood that will tend to impair its strength, durability, or utility value.

defect

[′dē‚fekt]
(science and technology)
An irregularity that spoils the appearance or impairs the usefulness or effectiveness of an object or a material by causing weakness or failure.

defect

In wood, a fault that may reduce its durability, usefulness, or strength.

defect

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By showing that the process of correcting a genetic defect in patient-derived induced pluripotent cells is compatible with therapeutic use, we eliminated one barrier to gene therapy based on these cells," Howden said.
Now the focus of the research is switching to Harvard, where the genetic defects will be inserted into healthy cells in an attempt to study their impact on carbohydrate metabolism.
Both types of myotonic dystrophy are inherited disorders that involve progressive muscle wasting and weakness, and both are caused by a type of genetic defect known as a "RNA repeat expansion," a series of nucleotides repeated more times than normal in an individual's genetic code.
The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) Associate Professor Matthew Disney said that this easy approach is an entirely new way to turn a genetic defect off or on.
About half of the cases of congenital hearing loss are caused by genetic defects.
Correcting the genetic defect through gene therapy, drugs, or other means is much further off but is now a possibility, say these researchers.
Chinese researchers have for the first time identified a genetic defect that causes atrial fibrillation, a heart condition that afflicts 5 percent of people over 65 years old.
The scientists then repaired the original mouse's genetic defect in the stem cells and allowed the cells to mature until the team could isolate ones with blood-forming properties similar to bone marrow of adults.