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Knocking out cholesterol genes could offer ‘one-and-done’ CRISPR cure for heart disease

When CRISPR “base editing” was used to knock out two cholesterol-associated genes in monkeys, the animals’ blood levels of heart-disease-causing ...
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1 year later, first gene edited sickle cell patient is functionally cured

She's the first person with a genetic disorder to get treated in the United States with the revolutionary gene-editing technique ...
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After CRISPR human embryo experiment goes awry, some call for gene editing restrictions

Biologist Kathy Niakan and her team at the Francis Crick Institute wanted to better understand the role of a particular ...
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Gene editing cures hereditary deafness in mice. Are humans next?

Two to three out of every 1,000 children born in the United States have a diminished level of hearing or ...
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CRISPR provides ‘functional cure’ for patients with beta thalassemia, sickle cell disease, preliminary study shows

Result of this ongoing trial, which is the first to use CRISPR to treat inherited genetic disorders, were announced [June ...
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Engineering transparent human cells brings us one step closer to a true ‘Invisible Man’

The project involves genetically engineering human cells to have the ability to vary their transparency. This is based on a ...
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Infographic: What CRISPR is curing in 2020

CRISPR-Cas9 is a method for quickly and accurately editing the genome of virtually any living thing. Using custom-built guide RNA ...
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First gene-edited CRISPR COVID-19 mouse created; Opens door to study infections and develop therapies

Human cells and mice cells each express their own version of angiotensin converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), the membrane-bound receptor that ...
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Cheaper gene editing poised to change the world ‘and even extend human lifespans’

Increasingly inexpensive genetic sequencing and engineering tools could upend everything from health care to fuel. Why it matters: This bio ...
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A CRISPR fix for diabetes? Success using stem cells in mice offers promise for humans

[Researchers] recently used the gene-editing technology CRISPR to correct stem cells from diabetic patients and turn them into fully functioning ...
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Combining acoustic waves and CRISPR to create gene therapies for cancer and genetic disorders

A UCLA-led research team [April 28] reports that it has developed a new method for delivering DNA into stem cells ...
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11 things to know about genetic engineering, including how it’s helping us fight disease

What are some interesting facts about genetic engineering, and why it is important? … Genetically engineered things are actually all ...
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Reversing diabetes in mice with CRISPR-edited stem cells

Insulin injections can control diabetes, but patients still experience serious complications such as kidney disease and skin infections. Transplanting pancreatic ...
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‘At home’ coronavirus test? How CRISPR could change the way we search for COVID-19

If we take the advice of health experts, we won't be attempting a return to normal life in the US ...
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Curing sickle-cell disease with a more accurate CRISPR technique?

For many serious diseases, the statistics tell just half the story. Sickle-cell disease (SCD) is no exception. Yes, we can ...
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Something you want to forget? CRISPR could be used to ‘delete’ traumatic memories

Good memories give us a sensation of warmth and hope for better times, but bad memories can cause serious trauma ...
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Squids’ ability to edit their own RNA could lead to human disease treatments

For nearly every animal on Earth, any changes made to the DNA are transmitted from the cell nucleus by messenger ...
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Dark side of CRISPR: Rogue scientists could design something nastier than the coronavirus

When we’ve emerged on the other side of the pandemic, Covid-19 will someday make a good story. But I worry ...
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CRISPR-based ‘PAC-MAN approach’ could be answer to COVID-19 and other viral menaces

Tim Abbott, a PhD candidate at Stanford University’s bioengineering department, checked the results of an experiment that he was running ...
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Podcast: Fighting blindness with CRISPR. Ophthalmologist in groundbreaking study explains how gene editing could treat a once-incurable disease

Congenital eye disorders can rob children of their eyesight at a young age and severely diminish their quality of life ...
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Video: What CRISPR means for human evolution

Tech experts discuss the past, present and future of CRISPR gene editing. How will the technology affect our future generations? ...
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The risks of using gene drives to get rid of ‘pesky species’

Using gene drives to eradicate pests has a potential downside—DNA is constantly changing. That means gene drives have the potential ...
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Podcast: Treating blindness with CRISPR; customized cancer drugs; Beyond Meat v. critics; saving bananas from extinction

As genetic engineering reshapes intimate aspects of our lives, is the public on board? ...
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CRISPR pioneer Jennifer Doudna on why we need human gene-editing regulations

In this episode of Reset, host Arielle Duhaime-Ross talks with Jennifer Doudna about the promise and peril in CRISPR’s future, what’s ...
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Targeting blindness with CRISPR: Doctors attempt first editing of genes inside a human body

For the first time, scientists have used the gene-editing technique CRISPR to try to edit a gene while the DNA ...
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Building ‘better’ astronauts through genetic engineering could be key to colonizing other planets

Through genetic engineering, we will one day have the ability to thrive in harsh alien environments ...
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More precise cancer treatments may be possible by pairing CRISPR with genetic sequencing

In search of new ways to sequence human genomes and read critical alterations in DNA, researchers have successfully used the ...