Marta Figueiredo, PhD, science writer —

Marta holds a biology degree, a master’s in evolutionary and developmental biology, and a PhD in biomedical sciences from the University of Lisbon, Portugal. She was awarded a research scholarship and a PhD scholarship, and her research focused on the role of several signaling pathways in thymus and parathyroid glands embryonic development. She also previously worked as an assistant professor of an annual one-week embryology course at the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Medicine.

Articles by Marta Figueiredo

CRISPR Gene Editing Therapy Is Promising in New Mixed Model

A CRISPR-Cas9-based gene editing therapy promoted the production of a smaller but functional version of the dystrophin protein in a new mixed mouse model that uses muscle cells derived from Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) patients. The therapy is designed to delete a DMD gene region that is commonly mutated in people…