Celia Smith

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Much ado about nothing: ancient Indian text contains earliest zero symbol

Nowt, nada, zilch: there is nothing new about nothingness. But the moment that the absence of stuff became zero, a number in its own right, is regarded as one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of mathematics.<p>Now scientists have traced the origins of this conceptual leap to an ancient …

A new edition of CRISPR promises to make gene therapy ready for human applications

By on December 8, 2015 at 12:24 pm<p>Though much hyperbole has been used in connection with the gene-editing technology CRISPR, ironically, it may not …

Genetics

Science AMA Series: I'm Dr. Paul Knoepfler, back again to talk about CRISPR, human genetic modification & designer babies.AMA!

3.5k<p>Posted by<p>u/PaulKnoepfler<p>Prof. of Cell Biology|UC-Davis|Stem Cell Biology2 years ago<p><i>Archived</i><p>Genetic Modification AMA<p>Hi, I'm Paul Knoepfler, stem …

Genetics

Gene editing: where medical dreams and ethical nightmares collide

Imagine being able to remove a genetic mutation from an embryo so a child does not develop a devastating condition such as Huntington's disease.<p>Imagine modifying a gene so someone infected with HIV does not develop AIDS.<p>Imagine altering the genes of pigs so they can grow human organs that can be …

CRISPR will make 2016 the year of gene-edited organisms

Will the first gene-edited baby be born in 2016? Let’s hope not. It is far from clear it can be done safely – although technically it is now …

Genetic Engineering

Autism? Trauma? There's A Virus For That.

New gene-editing techniques could lead us to a post-pill era.<p>More than 3.5 million Americans today live with autism, a condition without a cure. But that's not to say that children with autism don’t take medication. According to a survey by the National Institute of Mental Health, more than half of …

CRISPR Therapeutics, Bayer launch $335M joint venture

CRISPR Therapeutics just inked a deal worth at least $335 million with Bayer – in which the pharma giant will work with the Cambridge gene editing …

Genetics

University of California

In its year-end issue, the journal Science chose the CRISPR genome-editing technology invented at UC Berkeley 2015’s Breakthrough of the Year.<p>A runner-up in 2012 and 2013, the technology now revolutionizing genetic research and gene therapy “broke away from the pack, revealing its true power in a …

Refugee and migrant arrivals in EU pass one million in 2015, says UN

UN refugee agency is planning for arrivals to continue at a similar rate in 2016<p>The number of refugees and migrants arriving by land and sea in the European Union has passed one million this year, while a further 3,600 died or went missing, the UN refugee agency and the International Organization …