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Bioethicist calls for tighter regulation of non transgenic gene edited crops

A survey of rice, wheat, barley, fruit, and vegetable crops found that most mutants created by advanced genetic engineering techniques ...
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Owen Paterson: ‘Anti-GMO stance of Green Blob, Greenpeace condemn poor to starvation, death

Former UK environment secretary goes on the attack against what he says are modern Luddites: Greenpeace and the ministers of ...

Will gene-edited products be considered GMOs?

The genome engineering methods currently used, particularly in mammalian cells, are difficult and inefficient. This has led scientists to search ...

Light-activated genes in bacteria engineered with CRISPR-Cas9

Scientists may have taken a step closer to making science fiction a medical reality. Researchers at Duke University have developed ...

Sights set on CRISPR as potential tool in treating genetic diseases

Astra Zeneca has announced a research programme to develop a generation of medicines to treat the genetic causes of many ...
Does genome editing mean the end of genetic disease?

Does genome editing mean the end of genetic disease?

In October, two scientists shared the $3 million Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for inventing the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing technology ...

Genome editing is future of biotech

I asked some of those social thought leaders for their predictions of what we can expect from biotech and biopharma ...

‘Non-GMO’ genetic tool helps yogurt fend off bacterial viruses

Two years ago, a genome-editing tool referred to as CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats) burst onto the scene ...
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Scientists urge revamped regulations for genetic engineering

Scientists are calling for revamped regulation of genetic modification, especially the new techniques not subject to current rules ...
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Gene Therapy 3.0: Rise and fall and rise again of gene therapy–For real this time?

Gene therapy is seeing a renaissance after a long period of skepticism about its failed potential. What are the new ...

Laboratories race to advance CRISPR research in spite of patent dispute

Last month in Silicon Valley, biologists Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier showed up in black gowns to receive the $3 ...

Stem cells, CRISPR/Cas9 explored for possible HIV treatment

“Berlin Patient” Timothy Brown was cured of HIV after he received stem cells from a patient naturally immune to the ...

Gene editing advances raise hopes for hemophilia cure

In a scientifically-based future, researchers will be able to tailor the cure to the patient using genetic modification - by ...

Leap forward in cancer research attributed to CRISPR tumor modeling

By sequencing the genomes of tumor cells, thousands of genetic mutations have been linked with cancer. Sifting through this deluge ...

‘Gene drives’ could circumvent anti-GMO hysteria but present unique risks

Wouldn't it be great if scientists could genetically engineer mosquitoes to be immune to the malaria parasite, thus protecting people ...

Uses of CRISPR/Cas9 genome engineering expand to editing RNA

The CRISPR/Cas9 system, a powerful tool for genome engineering and gene regulation, has been thought to be incapable of targeting RNA ...
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Crop breakthrough! No GMOs! Let’s celebrate!–Why advanced farm technology scares us

Are journalists so gun shy about reporting the 'good news' of genetic engineering that they seek false balance in hyping ...

Gene editing, CRISPR, might provide solution to viral antibiotic resistance

A gene editing system bacteria use to shield themselves from viruses has been used by MIT scientists as a sword to vanquish ...

What CRISPR gene editing means for San Fran biotech

A new way to make powerful changes at will to the DNA of humans, other animals and plants, much like ...
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Hornless cattle make case for gene editing and less restrictive regulation of GM animals

Will new gene editing techniques that don't involve the insertion of "foreign" genes soften the opposition to genetic modification? Researchers ...

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 ...