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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 ...
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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 ...