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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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China pushes ahead in race to treat cancer with CRISPR gene editing

Shaorong Deng is sitting up in bed at the Hangzhou Cancer Hospital waiting for his doctor. Thin and frail, the ...
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Anti-GMO forces target New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) despite similarities to conventional crops

For years, critics of GMOs have focused on the idea that modern technologies have allowed plant breeders to take genetic ...
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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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Olympic gene doping: How WADA is managing new performance-enhancing technologies

The start of the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang has once again brought questions of unethical athletic performance-enhancement, or doping, to ...
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How should the FDA regulate CRISPR gene-edited animals?

Gene editing is touted as a promising new way of altering the DNA of plants or animals to speed their ...
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Video: Watch CRISPR’s cutting skills in action

The CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technique is an important concept to know about in these days of biotech advances, but it can be pretty ...
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Chocolate producers look to CRISPR gene editing to help cacao trees adapt to climate change

With the help of a suite of genetic engineering tools including CRISPR — and money from Mars Inc., one of the world’s ...
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DARPA: Biohackers should ‘think deeply’ about using themselves as research guinea pigs

[DARPA biotechnology director Justin] Sanchez was not only [at Body Hacking Con] to promote the agency’s expansive research portfolio. He ...