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Cancer breakthrough replacing chemotherapy? Israeli scientists use CRISPR gene editing to snip DNA and kill killer cells

The CRISPR Cas-9 gene editing system allows scientists to make precise alterations to DNA, and gained creators Jennifer Doudna and ...
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Viewpoint: Why we shouldn’t be scared of human gene editing

[G]ene editing is not something to be scared of, and we must spread the word. It is a tool that ...
De-extinction: Why CRISPR gene editing might be the most revolutionary development in science ever

De-extinction: Why CRISPR gene editing might be the most revolutionary development in science ever

Called “de-extinction,” the resurrection of lost species is one of the many applications to be revolutionized by the new gene-editing ...
No country has yet approved human embryo gene editing

No country has yet approved human embryo gene editing

[F]our researchers reviewed policy documents from 106 countries to map out the policy landscape regarding human germline and heritable genome ...
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Podcast: Beyond CRISPR and gene therapy—How ‘gene writing’ is poised to transform the treatment of even the rarest diseases

In just a few short years, gene editing has launched a biomedical revolution, yielding previously unimaginable treatments for conditions ranging ...
EU needs new guidelines to evaluate environmental impact of gene-drive mosquitoes, food safety officials say

EU needs new guidelines to evaluate environmental impact of gene-drive mosquitoes, food safety officials say

After being mandated by the European Commission, [European Food Safety Authority's] experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) published the scientific ...
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CRISPR gene editing to correct harmful mutations could in rare cases wreak havoc on our chromosomes, study claims

[L]arge-scale damage was found in a study that analyzed human embryos that had been edited with CRISPR-Cas9. The study, from ...
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Viewpoint: CRISPR can do more than just gene editing in agriculture and biomedicine

Thanks to the 2020 chemistry Nobel prize, Crispr–Cas systems will forever be associated with gene editing. But it’s worth mentioning ...
CRISPR-edited coral: Gene editing could help Great Barrier Reef survive climate change

CRISPR-edited coral: Gene editing could help Great Barrier Reef survive climate change

An international team of experts used CRISPR-Cas9 to elucidate the heat tolerance of a coral in the Great Barrier Reef ...
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Genome editing is a transformative but still erratic technology in health and agriculture

Genome editing has a transformative potential in healthcare or to improve crops or livestock. However, the use of Cas9 or ...
Video: How do you breed CRISPR cows? A crash course on animal gene editing

Video: How do you breed CRISPR cows? A crash course on animal gene editing

How do you breed gene-edited animals? This 30-minute video from the University of California, Davis details the making of a ...
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CRISPR can transform bad fat into good fat, helping us stay lean and fighting diabetes

Too much of the bad white [fat], which stores energy, makes us obese. The brown type burns energy, helping us ...
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The 5-minute COVID-19 test is here

Researchers have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to come up with a test that detects the pandemic coronavirus in just 5 ...
CRISPR-based diagnostic tools will be able to rapidly diagnose future pandemics

CRISPR-based diagnostic tools will be able to rapidly diagnose future pandemics

Although [CRISPR] gene-editing technology [COVID] tests are still being developed and won't be ready in the United States this year as the weather ...
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Next Congress might steer course of CRISPR revolution by setting ethical limits on gene editing of human sperm and eggs

[W]hat if geneticists could sidestep the [human embryo genome editing] controversy by editing sperm and eggs instead? According to a ...
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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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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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