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CRISPR used to create embryo of first ‘super horse’

Researchers in Argentina have produced what is believed to be the world’s first genetically edited horse embryo. The team worked ...
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CRISPR has brought pig-to-human organ transplants to the cusp of reality

In a study published [September 21] in the Nature Biomedical Engineering journal, the researchers said they used CRISPR–Cas9 and a combination of other ...
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If we could resurrect dinosaurs using gene editing, could they survive with our current plants and climate?

[Imagine that] tucked away inside a lab on a remote island, scientists have quietly grown baby dinosaurs. Now the second ...
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‘Editing Humanity’: Kevin Davies’ new book on CRISPR, the ‘miracle of our age’

“The Crispr story has arrived for the grand telling as a miracle of our age,” the [MIT Technology Review announced ...
CRISPR pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna awarded 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

CRISPR pioneers Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna awarded 2020 Nobel Prize for Chemistry

The 2020 selection for the Nobel Prize in Chemistry goes to two scientists who share credit for identifying and developing ...
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Debate emerges over using CRISPR gene editing to prevent opioid overdoses

According to the CDC, about 47,000 Americans died from an opioid overdose in 2018, a number that remained steady from the previous ...
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Gene drive system that can eliminate many transmissible diseases, from Zika to Yellow Fever, likely now can be done with little or no risk

Although the newest gene drives have been proven to spread efficiently as designed in laboratory settings, concerns have been raised ...
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Using CRISPR to fight antibiotic-resistant ‘superbugs’

The superbugs are winning the antibiotics wars. CRISPR could turn the tide ...
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Designer babies? CRISPR cucumbers? Time for a global citizens’ ethics assembly

[The] implications [of gene editing] are so profound that a growing group of experts believe it is too important a ...
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Viewpoint: Public confused and divided about genetically engineering diseases out of babies

Here’s a provocative headline and subhead from OneZero, a publication by Medium, above an article by Emily Mullin published on August 17: Men Are ...
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Science not yet ready for CRISPR gene-edited babies, US-UK commission concludes

[T]he science [behind gene edited babies] isn't advanced enough to ensure safety, says an international panel of experts who also ...
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Biotechnology timeline: Humans have manipulated genes since the ‘dawn of civilization’

The history of biotechnology shows how humans have been manipulating nature for our benefit for a long time—and how modern ...
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Viewpoint: Here’s why it’s a big mistake to genetically engineer people

Studies in animals, including one described recently in Wired, show that the gene manipulation technique CRISPR has a habit of ...
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Gene editing may soon be able to cure inherited deafness. Here’s why some deaf parents oppose it

In June, researchers at Boston Children's Hospital, Harvard and MIT announced that, using mice, they figured out how to use ...
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What does a gene edited squid look like?

Researchers at the Marine Biological Laboratory used CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing to eliminate a gene in embryos of the squid Doryteuthis pealeii, which ...
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CRISPR gene drives could eliminate many vector-driven pests and diseases, but challenges remain

A functioning gene drive system could fundamentally change our strategies for the control of vector-borne diseases by facilitating rapid dissemination ...
Disability advocacy community both scared and excited about CRISPR gene editing

Disability advocacy community both scared and excited about CRISPR gene editing

While still highly theoretical when it comes to eliminating disabilities, gene editing has drawn the attention of the disability community ...
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4,000 US babies are born with mitochondrial diseases. That could be fixed by a new form of gene editing

With the first experiments to use CRISPR in people underway, the gene-editing technique is showing promising signs in a few ...
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When CRISPR gene editing falls short: ‘Base editing’ might treat disorders on the maternal line in mitochondrial DNA

[A] technique — which builds on a super-precise version of gene editing called base editing — could allow researchers to ...