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Fertility quest: How technology has fueled quantum leaps

Nanotech, artificial intelligence, wearables and biological engineering are among the new high tech ways to knock you up, stop your ...
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More than 70% of UK public endorses human gene editing to treat disease

Scientists have been given a green light from members of the public to press ahead with developing gene editing therapies ...
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Sickle cell treatment? CRISPR gene editing shows promise

A gene editing technology called CRISPR/Cas9 repaired 20 to 40 percent of stem and progenitor cells obtained from sickle cell ...
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CRISPR-edited mosquitoes could dramatically reduce more than 200 million annual cases of malaria

Swatting at mosquitoes is a great start, but if we really want to cut down on the hundreds of millions ...
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Europe missed out on GMO biotech revolution. What’s going to happen with gene editing?

As a plant geneticist in Europe, I must carefully pick my way through some of the most onerous constraints to ...
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CRISPR can fix gene that causes intellectual impairment in men–fragile X syndrome

The fragile X syndrome is the most common form of intellectual impairment in men, affecting 1 out of 3,600 boys. Now, scientists ...
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Human testing on beta thalassemia patients: CRISPR readied for next milestone as early as this year

[R]esearchers demonstrated how a gene editing technique, known as Crispr-Cas9, could be used to edit living human cells, raising the ...
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Can CRISPR gene drives save New Zealand’s native birds and other wildlife?

[Many] non-native animals — known as invasive species — have been preying on the native birds, some of which don’t ...
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Viewpoint: Gene editing poised to revolutionize agriculture—if we can fix biotech regulations

In his speech at the recent American Farm Bureau convention, President Trump said his administration was "streamlining regulations that have blocked cutting-edge ...
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How foods created with CRISPR and other New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) can earn consumer trust

An Interview with Alison Van Eenennaam, Animal Biotechnology & Genomics Extension Specialist at the University of California-Davis: From your perspective, ...
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Viewpoint: CRISPR crops poised to help global food insecurity and limit farming’s environmental impact

Increased crop productivity, including the use of genetically modified and other forms of biotechnology crops, leads to more affordable food ...
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Wheat is a notoriously difficult crop to improve. CRISPR could change that

One challenge to improving wheat genetically has been due to the complex genetic mechanisms that go on with wheat DNA. A wheat ...
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CRISPR update calms fears about off-target editing effects

The fear that CRISPR-based genome repair for preventing or treating genetic diseases will be derailed by “editing gone wild” has ...
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‘One-time CRISPR vaccination’? Researchers target disorder linked to heart disease

Some people have a naturally occurring mutation in a gene called ANGPTL3, which plays a role in the regulation of ...
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Gene-edited pigs could eliminate need for castration

Castrating pigs is not a favorite chore for pork producers, but it’s necessary for meat quality and barn management. Now, ...
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Digitizing DNA: Real reasons to worry about cyberbiosecurity

The intersection between biology and digital technology opens the door for incredible discoveries, but also creates opportunities for dangerous events, ...
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Current biotech regulations create animal and crop approval blocks and bottlenecks but gene editing may open new doors

The cost of current biotech industry regulations might not be obvious to consumers, but it’s clear to researchers. “We’ve got ...
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4 CRISPR gene-edited foods coming soon to a grocery store near you

Genetic researchers working with gene editing, along with farmers and growers, are excited about the potential for CRISPR technology to ...
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Precision upgrade? Modified enzyme could boost CRISPR gene editing

You wouldn't know it from the excitement generated by the revolutionary genome editing method known as CRISPR, but as practiced ...
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Targeted evolution: Why are we so afraid of CRISPR gene editing?

Here’s the paradox: modern gene technology is far less genetically invasive – and much better understood – than the time-worn ...
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Viewpoint: Regulatory overreach looms as obstacle for New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) in agriculture

The fast-moving world of plant breeding — fueled by advances in CRISPR and other techniques — has tossed a wrench ...
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Regulatory, ethical issues muddy the waters around advanced reproductive technologies

In November 2017, a baby named Emma Gibson was born in the state of Tennessee. Her birth, to a 25-year-old ...
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Sickle-cell disease targeted by CRISPR in potential first human application

The breakthrough gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9, which was co-discovered by Jennifer Doudna, a UC Berkeley professor of biochemistry and molecular biology, may soon be ...
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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 ...