Will ‘genetically edited” crops diffuse the opposition to GMOs?

Recent advances in precise editing of genomes now raise the possibility that fruit and other crops might be genetically improved ...

CRISPR technology successfully targets HPV

Researchers have hijacked a defense system normally used by bacteria to fend off viral infections and redirected it against the ...

CRISPR corrects mutant gene for incurable blood disorder

The genome-editing method involving CRISPR and Cas9 has been called into duty for a wide variety of jobs, from cutting integrated HIV ...
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Video: How CRISPR gene editing technology came to dominate genetic engineering

The basic components of CRISPR-Cas gene editing were only discovered 15 years ago, but the technology has moved quickly to ...
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Can we regulate gene editing without killing it?

CRISPR and other gene-editing methods, plus gene drives, are suddenly here and now. They offer unprecedented possibilities for genetic modification ...
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Promise of CRISPR gene editing–and the challenges

Two papers published in the last week were signal events for agricultural genomics. First was the draft of the huge, and ...
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Anti-biotech Center for Genetics and Society exaggerates dangers of gene editing technology

A healthy public debate is emerging over the revolutionary new genetic engineering tool known as CRISPR. Challenging anti-GMO dogma, it's ...
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European scientists call for GMO legislation revamp to prevent stifling genome editing

Genome editing, a powerful technology that allows researchers to make minute changes to crops with pinpoint accuracy, could be stifled ...
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For your daily bread, give thanks to the latest genetic research

Bread wheat feeds about 30 percent of the human population, and thanks to two recent major genetic research developments, it ...
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Could we end malaria with GE mosquitoes?

The ability to edit genomes may offer us the ability to build and release mosquitos resistant to malaria, ending the ...

‘Synthetic biology’ is difficult to define, even for experts

He was looking quite lost. An eminent scientist and UN delegate was stumbling over the meaning of a term that ...

CRISPR editing to speed genetic modification experiments

Scientists from many areas of biology are flocking to a technique that allows them to work inside cells, making changes ...
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Power to edit who you are

Gene editing in humans will soon become a treatment reality. But how will society determine which conditions deserve this treatment ...

CRISPR editing might stop HIV

Take a hot new method that's opened up a new era of genetic engineering, apply it to the wonder stem ...

CRISPR gene editing commercialization divides former colleagues

The money men have moved in on a new technique for editing the human genome that promises to revolutionise the ...

MIT-Harvard Institute patents CRISPR gene editing technique

One of the most important genetic technologies developed in recent years is now patented, and researchers are wondering what they ...

Clinician’s take on the promise of therapeutic CRISPR editing in humans

A powerful new genetics tool has the potential to correct human disease in a way that was unimaginable a few ...

CRISPR editing technique could reverse disease symptoms in living animals

Using a new gene-editing system based on bacterial proteins, MIT researchers have cured mice of a rare liver disorder caused ...
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Rewriting the genome with surgical precision

New, precise methods for genome engineering, like CRISPR and TALENs are poised to change the face of genetic disease ...
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Latest on rewriting genomes, humans’ included

A genetic modification system, CRISPR/Cas, has shown breakthrough success in primates and is poised to make the futurists' dreams of ...

CRISPR can create viable, genetically modified monkeys

Researchers at Nanjing Medical University and Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research in Kunming, China, have created genetically modified ...

Genome editing paying off: Knockout human gene libraries help correct disease-causing genetic defects

CRISPR technology is an approach to genome editing that has skyrocketed to stardom because of its speed, ease of use, ...

“Gene surgery” may replace prescription pills

Instead of taking prescription pills to treat their ailments, patients may one day opt for genetic 'surgery' — using an ...

New genetic ‘editing’ technique raises the specter of human enhancement

It’s got Nobel Prize written all over it. The scientific innovation, CRISPR, which enables accurate ‘editing’ of DNA (compared to ...
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Precision gene editing paves way for monkey models of genetic disease

A new precise technique for editing genes may allow researchers to to create genetically modified monkeys and develop treatments for ...