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Employing gene drives to protect rare species comes with risks

There is an ambitious poison baiting campaign currently being planned for Gough [island] in an attempt to control rodent numbers ...
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15 surprising GMO and gene-edited crop advances underway in South and Central America

Latin America is a vital region in the global production of genetically modified (GM) crops, with Brazil and Argentina ranked ...
What 3D printing can teach us about how to regulate CRISPR gene editing

What 3D printing can teach us about how to regulate CRISPR gene editing

Australia’s gene technology regulations have not been revised since 2001- despite many game-changing advances in genetic technologies over the past 17 ...
Video: Josiah Zayner's deep dive into DIY biohacking

Video: Josiah Zayner’s deep dive into DIY biohacking

In 2016, Josiah Zayner, a former synthetic biology research scientist at NASA, checked himself into a hotel room. Over the ...
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Engineering more digestible grass could reduce livestock pastures and give us cheaper biofuels

The problem with grass is that it has tough cellular walls that make it difficult to digest. But researchers say ...
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Will Australia free CRISPR gene-edited crops from government regulation?

Gene editing technology – CRISPR is the best-known example – would be freed from government regulation under a proposal by ...
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‘Universal genetic scissors’: CRISPR Cas-9 sister protein cuts both DNA and RNA

Researchers have discovered a single protein that can perform CRISPR-style, precise programmable cutting on both DNA and RNA. This protein ...
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The CRISPR Journal: New peer-reviewed publication dedicated to cutting edge research

Several features of CRISPR are behind the rise in the excitement that surrounds it. It is an incredibly easy to do, ...
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Viewpoint: CRISPR is for more than just human gene editing

If you’ve ever heard of CRISPR, it has most likely been in the context of human gene editing. … CRISPR ...
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Africa could become a world agricultural leader in CRISPR and other new breeding techniques (NBTs)

It is 8:30 East African Standard Time.  I disembark from a van filled with science journalists from Kampala, Uganda and ...
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CRISPR ‘black box’ tells us what’s happening inside human cells

To get a peek inside the cell, scientists at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a sort ...
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CRISPR revolution could level the playing field for crop biotech companies

For agriculture, [CRISPR] technology is a new way to instill crops and livestock with desirable traits — or to remove ...
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Huntington’s patients find new hope in ‘gene-silencing’ drug

Huntington’s is a genetic disorder that causes nerve cells in the brain to gradually break down, leading to irreversible brain ...
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Zika-fighting GM mosquito program in Cayman Islands delayed over costs, safety concerns

A multimillion dollar plan for the islandwide rollout of Cayman’s genetically modified mosquito program has been significantly scaled back amid ...
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CRISPR as a ‘medical sleuth’: Gene-editing tool could detect Zika, Ebola and cancer

Some of the world’s leading CRISPR labs have, independently, tweaked CRISPR — adding bursts of light here and rings of ...
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‘Unrandom selection’: CRISPR merged with AI (artificial intelligence) may change what it means to be human

Modern medicine and rapidly advancing technology have seen us greatly evolve from the early days of hunter-gatherers, and now the ...
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Stop AIDS? Gene therapies target ‘almost impossible to cure’ HIV

Experts say gene therapy could finally be used to treat HIV and AIDS - after a decade of trying to replicate the ...
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Will the noxious public debate over GMOs turn consumers against gene-edited crops?

Americans are easily riled about genetically modifying crops, animals and foods, even though research indicates they know little about how ...
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Who owns the most CRISPR patents worldwide? Surprisingly, it’s agrochemical giant DowDuPont

A new study of the global CRISPR patent landscape ... provides the most detailed insight yet into how entities are ...
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Gene editing could help brassica crops adapt to climate change

A harmful effect of climate change that poses a major threat to food crops around the world could be overcome ...
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Genetic engineering will ensure that human evolution will continue–for better or worse

Editor's note: Scott Solomon is an associate teaching professor in the department of BioSciences at Rice University [Feb. 12 was] Charles Darwin's ...
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Infographic: Gene editing and CRISPR in action

Much of the excitement around gene editing is fueled by its potential to treat or prevent human diseases. There are ...
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Genetic engineering promises cornucopia of future products—but biotechnology critics take lethal aim

Genetic engineering may soon be giving us products that appear to be pulled from the realm of science fiction. Researchers ...
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Second patient added to human gene-editing study, with no side effects so far

A second patient has been treated in a historic gene editing study in California, and no major side effects or ...
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Recombinetics joins battle over whether USDA or FDA should oversee gene-edited animal regulations

Editor's note: Tammy Lee Stanoch is the president & CEO of Recombinetics, an animal gene-editing company based in St. Paul, Minnesota ...
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Spain expands GMO corn production by 20%, UK eyes gene editing

Four countries in the EU grew commercial genetically modified (GM) maize in 2016, with Spain adopting the largest area. According ...
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