Forest Ray PhD,  —

Forest Ray received his PhD in systems biology from Columbia University, where he developed tools to match drug side effects to other diseases. He has since worked as a journalist and science writer, covering topics from rare diseases to the intersection between environmental science and social justice. He currently lives in Long Beach, California.

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RNA Editing Repairs Rett Syndrome Mutation in Mouse Model

For the first time, scientists have repaired a mutation in mice that underlies Rett syndrome, partially restoring lost protein function, a recent study reports. The findings provide proof of principle that a technique called RNA editing might prove an effective therapeutic strategy in humans, according to the researchers involved…