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CRISPR could save the lives of sick children by tweaking the embryos of their siblings

[Tweaking an embryo’s DNA can] help save someone who is already alive. Take the case of Jessica and Keith, a ...
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Obesity and diabetes cure? CRISPR might be used to ‘silence’ key gene found in unhealthy fat

The gene FABP4 is highly active in adipose tissue and known to be a major contributor to obesity and related ...
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‘More versatile and less error prone’ SATI gene editing could eventually replace CRISPR

[S]cientists at the Salk Institute have developed a potential game changer in this field – a new gene editor called ...
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‘Permanent fix’ for melanoma, blindness, sickle cell? CRISPR gene editing tackles diseases

In the past 12 months, four clinical trials launched in the United States to use CRISPR to treat and potentially cure patients ...
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Answering key questions about CRISPR gene therapies

What is gene editing?  Genome editing (also known as gene editing) is a group of technologies that provide scientists with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Scientific, social and ethical barriers must be overcome before the world is ready for CRISPR babies, researchers say

Nature asked researchers and other stakeholders what hurdles remain before heritable gene editing could become acceptable as a clinical tool ...
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Podcast: Talking CRISPR with controversial biohacker Josiah Zayner

Is biohacking a crime? Who came up with the latest CRISPR trick? And did Rage Against the Machine sell out? ...
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Like it or not, the ‘Pandora’s box’ of gene-edited babies has been opened

Denis Rebrikov is the head of a genome-editing laboratory at the Kulakov National Medical Research Center for Obstetrics, Russia’s largest ...
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Why we can’t do anything about a Russian scientist’s plans to create more CRISPR babies

Two influential leaders in science for the first time publicly condemned a Russian biologist who said he plans to produce ...
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Genetic engineering goes to Hollywood: 10 movies you’ll love and more that you’ll hate

Get to know 26 films and TV shows that feature gene editing ...
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Viewpoint: We don’t need another study to convince us that gene-edited babies are a bad idea

He [Jiankui] attempted to disable a gene called CCR5 by producing a variant that has been shown to confer resistance ...
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Another CRISPR controversy brews as Russian scientist announces plans to produce gene-edited babies

A Russian scientist says he is planning to produce gene-edited babies, an act that would make him only the second ...
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Viewpoint: ‘Greed and profit’ will drive human gene editing unless we develop strong regulations

We may now be on the verge of adding germline engineering to the menu of available reproductive services, that will, ...
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CRISPR babies with ‘protective’ HIV mutation could have shorter life span

When the Chinese scientist He Jiankui created the first gene-edited children, he dreamed of improving the world. He believed the ...
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Congress renews ban on editing human embryos, despite calls from scientists touting research benefits

A House committee on Tuesday [June 4] restored to pending legislation a ban on altering the genomes of human embryos ...
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Viewpoint: We aren’t prepared to ‘responsibly’ handle a genetic engineered future

The news last November that a rogue Chinese scientist had genetically altered the embryos of a pair of Chinese twins ...
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‘Brazen’ biohacker under investigation by California health officials for ‘genetic self-experimentation’

Prominent genetic "biohacker" Josiah Zayner is under investigation by California state officials for practicing medicine without a license. Zayner has ...
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