Battling malaria: Bill Gates backs gene editing of mosquitoes, acknowledges ethical concerns

Battling malaria: Bill Gates backs gene editing of mosquitoes, acknowledges ethical concerns

Gene-editing technologies that alter mosquitoes’ DNA could prove critical in the fight against malaria, Bill Gates said on [April 18], ...
Transhumanist super athletes: CRISPR and ‘gene doping’ therapy poised to roil sports

Transhumanist super athletes: CRISPR and ‘gene doping’ therapy poised to roil sports

[In the 1990s], gene therapy -- defined as the technique of using and manipulating genes in order to treat or ...
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Viewpoint: We need to know if CRISPR works in monkeys and possible off-target effects before we start human trials

Sometime this year, people in the US and Europe will start getting treated for diseases using the gene-editing tool CRISPR, but ...
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Viewpoint: Rampage movie offers twisted take on CRISPR gene editing

Is a film based on a video game with fleeting mentions of a biotech buzzword compelling sci-fi? No. But I ...
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7 ways CRISPR gene editing is changing the world

Here are a few ways researchers are already using [CRISPR] to make the world a better place; 1. Produce transplant ...
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Futurist Jamie Metzl: Through gene editing ‘we will increasingly direct our own evolutionary process’

In this talk from last month's South by Southwest (SXSW), an annual conglomerate of film, interactive media, and music festivals, futurist Jamie ...
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CRISPR 2.0: Tweaking gene editing tool to revolutionize precision medicine

CRISPR has been hailed as one of the most promising gene editing technologies and promises to revolutionize precision medicine and ...
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‘Game changer’ for Huntington’s? New genetic treatments on horizon

“It came completely out of the blue,” says James*. They had thought it was his father’s knees that were the ...
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Bill Gates endorses CRISPR gene editing to spur food, medical innovation

Philanthropist Bill Gates today strongly endorsed new gene editing techniques such as CRISPR, saying they could help humanity overcome some ...
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Video: How genetics is revolutionizing medicine and disease research

This three-part series of documentary shorts, produced by Retro Report in partnership with STAT, looks back at the roots of three of ...
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CRISPR paired with DNA barcoding could track cancer growth

Stanford scientists have found a way to modify pairs of cancer-related genes in the lungs of mice and then precisely ...
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Pursuing ‘organic gene therapy’ for sickle cell anemia and beta thalassemia

Scientists in Australia have solved a 50-year-old mystery that could lead to the development of new gene therapies for blood ...
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Money magnets: Wall Street enamored by promise of human gene editing, gene therapies

Venture capitalists and investors are pouring money into the genomics sector, seeking to capitalize on breakthroughs in CRISPR gene editing ...
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Permanent cure? CRISPR combined with deactivated virus could solve ‘short-lived fix’ problem

Gene therapy has shown promise in treating inherited genetic diseases, but a major issue that has frustrated scientists remains: Replacing ...
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Can CRISPR be used safely in humans? ‘It’s still an open question’

Biotech has been betting big on Crispr, the gene-editing technique that promises to snip away some of humanity’s worst diseases. But last ...
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Video: How CRISPR can help us feed the world

Bread and chocolate are staples of the American diet. And a scientific team in California is working hard to make ...
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Should we use gene editing to save obscure tree ‘with no commercial value’?

The growing forest health crisis is forcing scientists, conservationists, and the public to answer some of conservation biology’s thorniest questions ...
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Infertility could be ended with emerging technologies, including CRISPR

Through an emerging technology called in vitro gametogenesis (or IVG), scientists are learning how to convert adult human cells—taken perhaps ...
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Viewpoint: Why the USDA decided not to over-regulate CRISPR crops—and what it means for agriculture’s future

On 28 March, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that “USDA does not regulate or have any plans to regulate plants that could ...
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Viewpoint: To get the most out of CRISPR, we need ‘sensible regulations with an aspirational mindset’

The idea of genome editing is no longer a theoretical concept studied only within the confines of labs and scientific research ...
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Calling for a ‘richer’ global conversation about CRISPR, gene editing

Over the past three years, leading scientists have called for global deliberation on the possible effects of gene editing on ...
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Talking Biotech: The powerful potential—and risks—of CRISPR engineered ‘gene drives’

Evolutionary biologist Fred Gould: 'Gene drives' can be found in nature. Now, scientists want to engineer them to decrease populations ...
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CRISPR food in grocery stores in 5 years? Gene editing research picks up speed

CRISPR, which works by finding and then replacing, editing or deleting a genetic sequence inside an organism, is currently being ...
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Viewpoint: Anti-GMO opposition to CRISPR gene editing driven by skepticism of corporations, capitalism

The Des Moines Register recently reported on research ... which unveiled Russian funding for and promotion of articles that question the ...
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What’s stopping us from using CRISPR to gene edit humans to fight disease?

Emerging clinical applications of CRISPR editing include delivery of CRISPR systems into the body to repair genetic sequences. This is ...
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Controversial CRISPR paper claiming widespread ‘off-target mutations’ retracted by Nature Methods journal

Nature Methods has retracted a 2017 paper suggesting a common gene editing technique may cause widespread collateral damage to the ...
USDA has 'no plans' to regulate CRISPR gene-edited crops, says agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue

USDA has ‘no plans’ to regulate CRISPR gene-edited crops, says agriculture secretary Sonny Perdue

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue ... issued a statement making it clear that USDA does not regulate, or have any plans ...
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Viewpoint: It’s time to fix flawed regulations and labels based on ‘utterly meaningless’ GMO term

“GMO” is an utterly meaningless term -- which is remarkable considering that if you Google it, you get about 21,000,000 ...