Viewpoint: Don't expect the first CRISPR baby to be born in the US

Viewpoint: Don’t expect the first CRISPR baby to be born in the US

The media well and truly pricked up its collective ears when US geneticist Shoukhrat Mitalipov last month showed that he ...
CRISPR's high costs may limit development of gene therapy drugs

CRISPR’s high costs may limit development of gene therapy drugs

The ruckus over the CRISPR gene-editing system hides a dark reality: its high cost may make it unaffordable and questions ...
Life hacking: Gene editing won't solve all of society's problems

Life hacking: Gene editing won’t solve all of society’s problems

Science is threatening a new era of “market-based eugenics,” whereby gene editing in combination with in vitro fertilization techniques will ...
Is the Broad Institute exploiting its nonprofit status to corner CRISPR business?

Is the Broad Institute exploiting its nonprofit status to corner CRISPR business?

When a federal patent court ruled that the nonprofit Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard could legally license its version ...
What role should society play in decisions about gene editing of human germline?

What role should society play in decisions about gene editing of human germline?

The National Academies of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine [published a report that] suggests limitations on genetic engineering to the ...
Could CRISPR, gene editing radically affect human evolution?

Could CRISPR, gene editing radically affect human evolution?

CRISPR-Cas9, the new gene modification tool, which has been heralded as a means for inserting ourselves into evolution, is itself ...
Could CRISPR gene editing design babies with superior intelligence? It's complicated

Could CRISPR gene editing design babies with superior intelligence? It’s complicated

“In my opinion, Crispr could in principle be used to boost the expected intelligence of an embryo by a considerable ...

We can test for Alzheimer’s genes. When will we be able to treat it?

Recently, my father subscribed to a service that allowed us to mail in a cheek swab to learn about our ...

How gene therapy helped one bubble boy

Two-year-old Jameson Golliday was born with X-SCID, or "bubble boy disease," which means he has no immune system. At birth he had ...

Would you edit your genes?

The most difficult thinking about gene therapy involves normally healthy people who have mutations that are highly predictive of a ...