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CRISPR ‘put to the test’ against inherited blindness, blood disease. Next up Duchenne muscular dystrophy, cystic fibrosis

Since its debut in 2012, CRISPR gene editing has held the promise of curing most of the over 6,000 known ...
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‘We simply don’t yet know enough’: International commission urges caution with human germline editing

Using CRISPR in a heritable way raises the stakes exponentially ...
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We’re unlikely to cure Alzheimer’s with CRISPR. But the gene-editing tool could play a crucial role.

Nearly 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer’s disease without solid treatment options ...
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Are you ‘icked out’ by human-monkey chimeras? Here’s why scientists have taken this controversial step

[July 31], news broke that a prominent stem cell researcher is making human-monkey chimeras in a secretive lab in China ...
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CRISPR moves from the lab to human trials, targeting blindness, beta thalassemia and sickle cell anemia

It’s only been seven years since scientists first learned how to precisely and reliably splice the human genome using a ...
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Rushing to revamp international gene-editing rules before ‘crazy people’ start opening embryo-editing clinics

The second-most shocking thing He Jiankui told the international genome editing summit in Hong Kong last November — right after ...
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‘Don’t try this at home’: New California law targets biohacking, do-it-yourself CRISPR

California wants to make it clear that tinkering with your own genes is a “don’t try this at home” sort ...
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Podcast: Has sickle cell disease met its match in CRISPR gene editing?

Dr. Brenda Eustace, director of discovery research at Vertex, joins plant geneticist Kevin Folta to discuss this promising treatment ...
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Why we may never know the fate—good or bad—of China’s controversial CRISPR babies

Since the gene-edited babies known as Lulu and Nana became international news in November 2018, scientific debate and media speculation ...
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Sickle cell disease targeted with CRISPR therapy as ‘the only potential cure’

[F]or the first time, doctors in the United States used the gene editing tool CRISPR to attempt to remedy a ...
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How a one-time CRISPR shot could obliterate lower back pain

CRISPR may be able to block back pain by dampening the immune system’s cytokine signals ...
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Why China’s willingness to push ethical boundaries with CRISPR research ‘could end up benefiting us all’

Today, [China] serves as the global center for CRISPR animal experiments, with its scientists being the first to use the ...
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Why this attempt to cure an inherited form of blindness with CRISPR is so important

The time has come to see if the promises of CRISPR as a therapeutic tool hold true ...
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Glimpse into the future? 2029 ‘press release’ touts services for designer babies

In the future, parents may have the option to genetically engineer their children, and now is the time to discuss ...
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Calling for a halt to gene-edited babies, World Health Organization stops short of ‘all-out moratorium’

The world’s largest public health authority has weighed in with the most authoritative statement yet on the use of Crispr ...
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‘Brute-force approach’ to CRISPR innovation: China stakes out global leadership role developing medical treatments, transplantable organs, quality meat

China now has at least four groups of CRISPR researchers doing gene editing with large colonies of monkeys. “The most ...
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Sickle cell patient first to receive experimental CRISPR treatment in the US for a genetic disorder

For the first time, doctors in the U.S. have used the powerful gene-editing technique CRISPR to try to treat a ...
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At-home diagnostic tests powered by CRISPR soon could help diagnose infectious diseases and even cancer

Today when you get sick, you need to make an appointment to see your doctor. ... But in the near ...
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3 advantage of editing RNA with CRISPR, including this: It’s easier to erase mistakes

Rather than targeting DNA, a team at MIT repurposed CRISPR to edit single letters in RNA, the messengers that carry ...
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World’s first GMO marijuana plant targets drinkable market

Well, after years of sensationalist false alarms, it’s finally here: genetically modified cannabis for the commercial market. Created by Trait ...
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Cure for AIDS/HIV? Temper expectations.

As we seek an outright cure for HIV/AIDS, our hope should be grounded in reality ...
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First attempt at using CRISPR to edit genes inside the body targets inherited form of blindness

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the ...
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Using CRISPR to cure the sting of the venomous box jellyfish with a ‘simple’ spray

In May, the Sydney-based scientist [Greg Neely] and his team of 22 announced they had potentially cured the sting of ...
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Where is China’s third CRISPR baby and what does it mean for the genetics revolution?

Last November, Chinese biophysicist He Jiankui shocked the world by announcing that the word’s first gene edited human babies, two ...
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Infographic: Here’s how gene drives would fight mosquitos, malaria

Gene drives have rapidly become a routine technology in some laboratories; scientists can now whip up a drive in months ...
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CRISPR used to cure HIV in mice. Will it lead to new treatments for humans?

Researchers say they have removed HIV from the DNA of mice, an achievement the scientists say could be an early ...
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Will China tell the world about its third controversial CRISPR baby?

The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing, held in Hong Kong last November, was meant to debate the pros ...
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Explaining the debate over GMOs—and what is or isn’t ‘natural’— through the genetics of chickens

Chickens (and their eggs) provide a surprisingly down-to-earth illustration of the profound implications of the modern genetic revolution ...