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Genetically engineered animals with CRISPR-Cas9 edited genes are being developed

As CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology has advanced in the last few years, the number of genetically modified animals made with ...
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GMO myth busting: Crops (and humans) safely composed of ‘foreign’ genes

A central canon of GMO critics is the belief that transgenics--transferring genes from one species to another--represents a 'crime against ...
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Newsweek: CRISPR gene editing could ‘save world from hunger’ if anti-GMO opponents do not block it

In 2012, a new tool was invented that revolutionizes how scientists can examine—and manipulate—plant genetic processes. It’s called CRISPR-Cas9, and ...

National Academy of Sciences seeks to set guidelines for use of CRISPR-Cas9

The National Academy of Sciences, responding to concerns expressed by scientists and ethicists, has launched an ambitious initiative to recommend ...

Should there be tighter regulations on gene editing in wildlife?

The ethical issues raised by human germline engineering are not new. They deserve consideration, but outcry over designer babies and ...

CRISPR founder fighting for patent rights to gene-editing tool

Will the University of California reap the financial rewards of CRISPR's commercial use, likely worth billions of dollars? That's the ...

Scientist who discovered CRISPR/Cas9 weighs future of new technology

Three years ago, Jennifer A. Doudna, a biochemist at the University of California, Berkeley, helped make one of the most monumental ...

Should human germline gene editing even be considered for future use?

Rumors about human germline editing experiments prompted scientists to gather in January in Napa, Calif. Discussions there led two groups ...
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Is CRISPR gene editing advanced enough to warrant human testing?

Some experts say CRISPR-edited humans could be here in 5 years, but scientists are quickly moving to self-regulate experimentation with ...
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Could CRISPR’s simplicity make it difficult to regulate human embryonic gene editing?

A group of researchers shocked the world in April when they revealed that they had used a revolutionary gene editing ...

Why we should stop talking about gene editing in terms of dystopian sci fi

Recently, I went on the NPR show “On Point” to talk about using CRISPR to edit embryos. Towards the end of ...

Embyro editing experiment continues to roil scientists

In the wake of the first ever report that scientists have edited the genomes of human embryos, experts cannot agree ...
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Ethical and science conundrum: Did reporters, scientists miss nuances of embryo gene-editing story?

Report from China of the first genetically modified human embryos using gene editing technologies has resulted in a collective response ...

NASA scientist tells story behind fake plea for help over ‘framed’ DNA test that went viral

​A Craigslist ad thoug​ht to be covert advertising or “viral marketing for the upcoming Fantastic Four movie” is actually an experimental ...
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Chinese scientists ‘edit’ DNA in human embryo

Chinese researchers reported that they edited the genes of human embryos using a new technique called CRISPR. While these embryos will ...
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‘Search and replace’ CRISPR DNA tool gaining traction despite calls for moratorium

Momentum has been rapidly mounting around a technology called CRISP​R-Cas9, often described as a “search and replace” tool for DNA. The reason? ...

How can we best consider the consequences of altering a human genome?

The advent of CRISPR/Cas9 again sees a biomedical technology challenging norms and raising concerns. CRISPR/Cas9 makes it comparatively easy to ...

Health, ethics, or money: What’s really driving CRISPR debate?

A momentous technological revolution is unfolding in our very real, no longer fictive ability to easily and cheaply alter the ...

Human germline editing debate needs public discourse more than moratorium

Three high-profile scientific statements published in quick succession called for various kinds of moratoria on research on and/or use of ...

Adjustment to CRISPR method could make gene editing therapy a reality

A tweak to a technique that edits DNA with pinpoint precision has boosted its ability to correct defective genes in ...

CRISPR-Cas9: How to move forward with revolutionary new DNA editing technology

In 2012, scientists in the U.S. and Sweden invented a technology as potentially life-altering as splitting the atom. One that ...
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Mammoth DNA successfully resurrected, but cloning won’t happen anytime soon

A group of researchers are getting closer to bringing the extinct woolly mammoth back to life. Geneticist George Church’s lab ...

How to weigh enormous promise, potential danger of CRISPR/Cas9 technology

A technique for editing genes while they reside in intact chromosomes has been a real breakthrough. Literally. In 2013, Science ...

Doomed mammoth-cloning attempt foiled by cosmic rays

Hwang Woo-Suk is the bad boy of genetics. He’s most famous for falsely claiming to have cloned human stem cells ...

Should biologists keep invasive CRISPR mutations in check?

On 28 December 2014, Valentino Gantz and Ethan Bier checked on the fruit flies that had just hatched in their ...
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GMO-Luddite debate: Are anti-technology “progressives” promoting poverty or preserving traditions?

Of the top emerging technologies predicted to flourish in 2015, two have an immediate impact on GMOs and the genetics ...
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Ethical ‘decision day’: How should we regulate ‘gene editing’ of humans?

Should we tinker with the genes of our descendants? It's been a futuristic ethical debate for half a century. Now ...
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