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Biotechnology & medicine

Mohamed El-Brolosy

Simultaneous detection and inhibition of indirect-contact infections.

Year Honored

Harvard Society of fellows, Max Planck institute for Heart and Lung Research, Germany


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MohameI identified a novel genetic machinery that can render cells and organisms resilient to mutations, whereby in response to a mutation in a given gene, cells increase the production of other functionally-related compensating genes that can take over the function of the mutated gene. Thereby, avoid developing defects/diseases, a phenomenon that we termed: genetic compensation. He identified the molecular process triggering such response to be the degradation of the mutant mRNA, and further described details on the mechanism.