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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 ...
Talking Biotech: The powerful potential—and risks—of CRISPR engineered 'gene drives'

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 ...
The human cost of the anti-GMO movement: Why one scientist is quitting GE crop research

The human cost of the anti-GMO movement: Why one scientist is quitting GE crop research

Constantly confronting people who think my research will harm them is profoundly distressing ...
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CRISPR strawberries? Monsanto-backed gene-editing venture developing sweeter fruit

In a move aimed at securing a place in the rapidly-evolving food technology scene, agricultural giant Monsanto has invested $125 ...
Does CRISPR cause unintended mutations? Authors of controversial study reverse their findings

Does CRISPR cause unintended mutations? Authors of controversial study reverse their findings

[Editor's note: The authors of a controversial report in Nature in May 2017 suggested that the popular CRISPR gene-editing technique ...
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From GMOs to CRISPR: Making sense of how genetic engineering tweaks nature

Many new genetic engineering techniques have been stumbled upon by accident. Studying how bacteria defend themselves has led to CRISPR ...
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Scientist to CEO: Caribou Biosciences’ Rachel Haurwitz targets cancer with CRISPR

In a fashionable fitted blazer, Rachel Haurwitz looks the part of a polished executive when she meets me in the ...
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Dementia treatment shows promise in CRISPR lab tests

Salk Institute scientists reported [March 15] that they’ve invented a new version of the technology that works on RNA, combining CRISPR/Cas9’s ...
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Viewpoint: Will the crop biotechnology revolution pass Nigeria by?

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating a new era, fusing the physical, digital and biological worlds. Breakthroughs in different fields ...
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CRISPR gene editing and other New Breeding Techniques (NBTs) face opposition from organic industry

Can organic and non-GMO agriculture offer innovative, tech-based solutions for our food system – or does hope lie in new ...
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Viewpoint: How Germany’s anti-GMO, pro-organic politics benefit US ag companies

Editor's note: The following is a satirical letter written by Reinhard Szibor, professor emeritus of human genetics and forensic medicine at the ...
Modern Victor Frankenstein? What synthetic biologists can learn from the classic cautionary tale

Modern Victor Frankenstein? What synthetic biologists can learn from the classic cautionary tale

Mary Shelley was 20 when she published “Frankenstein” in 1818. Two hundred years on, the book remains thrilling, challenging and ...
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CRISPR opens the door on crop research by smaller companies and universities

CRISPR, a new gene-editing technique, offers an end run around the cost associated with traditional genetic engineering, allowing smaller companies ...
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How will government regulations impact CRISPR gene editing in agriculture?

In the USA, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), which is responsible for regulating food and agricultural products, has made ...
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Fertility quest: How technology has fueled quantum leaps

Nanotech, artificial intelligence, wearables and biological engineering are among the new high tech ways to knock you up, stop your ...
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Sickle cell treatment? CRISPR gene editing shows promise

A gene editing technology called CRISPR/Cas9 repaired 20 to 40 percent of stem and progenitor cells obtained from sickle cell ...
Humanzee: Creating lab-produced human-chimpanzee hybrids would be ‘profoundly ethical’

Humanzee: Creating lab-produced human-chimpanzee hybrids would be ‘profoundly ethical’

It is a bit of a stretch, but by no means impossible or even unlikely that a hybrid or a ...
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CRISPR-edited mosquitoes could dramatically reduce more than 200 million annual cases of malaria

Swatting at mosquitoes is a great start, but if we really want to cut down on the hundreds of millions ...
Europe missed out on GMO biotech revolution. What's going to happen with gene editing?

Europe missed out on GMO biotech revolution. What’s going to happen with gene editing?

As a plant geneticist in Europe, I must carefully pick my way through some of the most onerous constraints to ...