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Viewpoint: Moving forward with human gene editing requires scientists to ‘educate, engage, and empower’ the public, policymakers

Researchers have long struggled to draw a line around ethical genome editing. While modifications to somatic cells only affect a single individual, ...
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Video: Futurist Jamie Metzl explores ‘Augmented Humanity’ and why it would be ‘insane’ not to embrace gene editing, other new technologies

There's something that feels a little scary about augmented humans and it's because we've seen all these films of these ...
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Viewpoint: Global moratorium on human gene editing ‘inadvisable’ for 3 reasons, including potential research delays

Heritable genome editing (HGE) of the human germline has potential as a niche assisted reproductive technology. If it can be ...
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Biohacker Josiah Zayner explains how to be ethical without being ‘responsible’

Josiah Zayner is a biophysicist who made headlines in 2017 when he tried to edit his genome live onstage at a ...
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Programming CRISPR to fight viruses could lead to new treatments for Ebola, Zika

CRISPR is usually thought of as a laboratory tool to edit DNA in order to fix genetic defects or enhance ...
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Deafness edited out of human eggs by Russian researcher. No plans for gene-edited babies—yet

Russian biologist Denis Rebrikov has started editing the GJB2 gene, associated with deafness, in human eggs donated by women who ...
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4 innovations—including stronger gene-editing skills—that would allow us to rewrite genomes from the ground up

The ability to read genomes has transformed our understanding of biology. Being able to write them would give us unprecedented ...
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Should we use gene editing on human newborns? Exploring scientific arguments for, and against, what may be inevitable

[L]et’s take a closer look at the headline question in own words of scientists. Below are exact quotes from documents, ...
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Viewpoint: Why CRISPR embryo editing is not ‘morally urgent’: No one has to have a child

[He Jiankui’s CRISPR babies] brought to the surface common misunderstandings — even among scientists and ethicists — that reproductive uses of this ...
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‘Unnatural Selection’: Netflix series tackles tough CRISPR issues, including biohacking and editing children’s DNA

Is it ethical to edit your child’s DNA — or your own? Does the answer depend on whether you’re perfectly ...
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‘Hacking the Code of Life’: How gene editing will lead to disease cures and nutritionally enhanced food

In “Hacking the Code of Life,” Nessa Carey explores new technology offering the power to alter the genome with increasing ...
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New CRISPR tool promises ability to reduce unintended consequences to almost zero, treat expanded range of diseases

A new form of the genome-editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 appears to significantly expand the range of diseases that could be treated ...
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Top 10 biotech innovations of all time, including CRISPR, IVF babies

Human Genome Project As biology’s first “big science” collaboration, the international Human Genome Project mapped and sequenced the entire human ...
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‘Temporary hurdle’: Russia halts scientist’s effort to create more CRISPR babies

Russian health officials are playing down international concerns that a Moscow researcher plans to create gene-edited babies any time soon, ...
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CRISPR gene editing raises hopes of easing the pain associated with sickle cell disease

[Sickle cell] disease is caused by a genetic defect that turns red blood cells into hard, sticky, sickle-shaped cells that don't ...
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Researchers retract study questioning long-term health of China’s controversial CRISPR babies

A study that raised questions over the future health of the world’s first gene-edited babies has been retracted because of ...
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Hemophilia B—the blood disease that plagued Europe’s royal families—might be treatable using gene editing

Researchers are hoping to use gene editing to create more effective and less expensive treatment options--compared to gene therapy--for people ...
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California man invites scientists to experiment with CRISPR on his rare disorder

On one level, Malakkar Vohryzek always knew what was wrong with him. For as long as he can remember — ...
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Viewpoint: The key to ethical human germline editing is ‘slow science’

The hubris of some scientists knows no bounds. Less than a year after He Jiankui, a Chinese biophysicist, drew scorn ...
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Will the future of CRISPR babies be decided by Russian president Vladimir Putin?

The future of genetically modified babies may lie in the hands of Russian president Vladimir Putin, Bloomberg reported over the weekend ...
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Researcher backtracks on study suggesting He Jiankui’s controversial CRISPR babies will have shorter lifespans

A scientific study published this past spring came with damning implications for Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who created the world’s first ...
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Gene-editing technology creates ‘difficult ethical questions and moral dilemmas’

Emerging gene-editing technology is raising questions around the world about the ethics of altering the structure of life: DNA. From Europe ...
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CRISPR could save the lives of sick children by tweaking the embryos of their siblings

[Tweaking an embryo’s DNA can] help save someone who is already alive. Take the case of Jessica and Keith, a ...
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Using CRISPR to improve accuracy of cancer-fighting drugs

Cancer drug developers may be missing their molecular targets—and never knowing it. Many recent drugs take aim at specific cell ...
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Uncovering cancer’s history: CRISPR turns cells into ‘molecular recorders’ to track cell changes

Cancer’s impenetrable secrets partly rely on its mysterious molecular history. As cells turn to the dark side, a whirlwind of ...
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Video: Talking CRISPR challenges with Jennifer Doudna

Jennifer Doudna, winner of the 2018 Kavli Prize in Nanoscience, talks to Scientific American about what it’s like to work in perhaps the ...
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Curing the common cold? Testing on genetically modified mice is first step towards ‘complete protection’

Scientists think they have found a way to stop the common cold and closely related viruses which can cause paralysis. Instead ...
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Viewpoint: Public supports CRISPR, gene drives to battle infectious disease, plant pests—despite activist opposition

Consumers are less wary of biotechnology when they know how it's being deployed ...