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Novel leukemia treatment could be 1st US gene therapy

A treatment for a common childhood blood cancer could become the first gene therapy available in the U.S.A Food and Drug Administration advisory …

An Exciting New Cancer Treatment Has Just Been Endorsed by FDA

We can reprogram immune cells!<p>Food and Drug Administration advisers on Wednesday enthusiastically endorsed a first-of-its-kind cancer treatment that …

Immunotherapy

Long-Term Control of HIV by CCR5 Delta32/Delta32 Stem-Cell Transplantation

Abstract<p>Infection with the human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) requires the presence of a CD4 receptor and a chemokine receptor, principally …

Scientists Have Removed HIV From Human Immune Cells Using a New Gene-Editing Technique

They've managed to shut down HIV replication permanently.<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they …

Genetics

HIV and AIDS cure news: Gene-editing technique could cure HIV permanently?

Using the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists were able to stop HIV replication permanently. They did this by editing HIV out of the DNA OF …

Genetic Engineering

How to handle CRISPR: Formulating a responsible approach to gene-editing

In February 2016, CIRM sponsored a workshop to discuss the impact of CRISPR, a gene-editing tool that is transforming stem cell research. The …

Elimination of HIV-1 Genomes from Human T-lymphoid Cells by CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing

Article |<p>Open | Published: 04 March 2016<p>Rafal Kaminski<br>• , Yilan Chen<br>• , Tracy Fischer<br>• , Ellen Tedaldi<br>• , Alessandro Napoli<br>• , Yonggang Zhang<br>• , Jonathan Karn<br>• , …

Genetics

Scientists Just Removed HIV from Human Immune Cells Using CRISPR Gene-Editing

This is the Power of CRISPR<p>Using the much-touted CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing method, scientists have demonstrated how they can edit HIV out of human …

Genetics

Gene editing: The next frontier in America’s abortion wars

Longtime combatants find themselves on the same side when it comes to manipulating the DNA of human embryos.<p>Activists on both sides of the abortion debate now have a common enemy — the use of a powerful new gene editing technology to tinker with the human race.<p>That may seem like an idea from a …

Genetics

Gene editing could create medicines and self-fertilising crops. But are we facing another GM food-style furore?

The technique could transform life for farmers and Parkinson’s sufferers. But critics insist it remains unproven – and the EU may end up blocking it<p>Outside Norwich, in a refrigerated cupboard in the basement of the John Innes Centre, racks of glass tubes filled with bright green shoots have been …

CRISPR Is Going To Revolutionize Our Food System—And Start A New War Over GMOs

By Adele Peterslong Read<p>In five years, there might be a little CRISPR-edited corn in your breakfast cereal or CRISPR-edited wheat in your pasta. …

Agriculture

Gene Therapy To Treat HIV In Clinical Trial

One of the more interesting developments I learned about at the recent Till-McCulloch conference is a novel gene therapy with great promise for HIV patients.<p>Calimmune, based in Tucson, Arizona, is currently in a Phase I clinical trial to test safety of the procedure, and while the company is …

Gene editing tool proves effective at tackling blindness in rats

A team of researchers from the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in California has for the first time tested a gene-editing tool on mice with a hereditary …

First Successful Gene-Editing in Live Mammals Brings Us Closer to Human Treatments

For the first time ever, scientists have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to successfully treat a genetic muscle disorder in a living adult mammal. …

Improved Version Of CRISPR Gene Editing Tool Eliminates Errors

It is not called CRISPEST, however<p>From curing genetic diseases to bringing back extinct species, the applications for gene editing tool CRISPR seem as limitless as the human imagination. And though the enzyme complex is more precise and easier to use than many of its predecessors, it occasionally …

Genetics

Pride has A Fall. : Moral Stories : Short Stories : Animal Stories

Let us enjoy reading this story of <b>Pride has A Fall</b>.<p>Gorelal was a famous sculptor. His sculptures looked real ones. One day he saw a dream that after …

CRISPR-Cas9 Genome Editing Service

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Discover the complete CRISPR genome editing solution. Learn about reagents, delivery methods and find analysis tools for gene splicing and editing.

CRISPR

Gene-editing could fight musclar dystrophy, says new research

Gene-editing injections could one day offer hope to people suffering from devastating inherited diseases, new research suggests.<p>A first step towards …

7 major advancements in gene editing in 2015

<i>This article is published in collaboration with Business Insider.</i><p>Gene editing was one of the most talked-about topics of 2015, and rightly so.<p>One …

Whole Genome Sequencing

In the not-so-distant future, whole genome sequencing — determining your entire unique DNA makeup in the laboratory — will be as routine as X-rays …

Human gene editing research gets green light

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Human gene-editing research, even on embryos, is needed and should go ahead, with one major caveat: No pregnancies can result, …

Genetics

What we can expect from CRISPR and gene editing in 2016

Each time researchers publish an exciting new study, we're all too tempted to extrapolate far beyond the initial findings to imagine all sorts of tremendous benefits very soon. In medicine, these giddy predictions can be downright cruel. They may offer false hope to people grappling with …

Gene-Editing Technology Could Help Eradicate Malaria, Study Shows

Scientists find ways to block mosquitoes from transmitting the killer disease<p>A groundbreaking but controversial new gene-editing technology is accelerating a push to eradicate malaria, with scientists recently identifying two ways to block mosquitoes from transmitting the killer disease.<p>In a study …

CRISPR, the fancy new technology that lets people edit genes, could have an unprecedented and horrific consequence

The method, known as CRISPR, holds the potential to fix genetic defects that cause disease in humans. And researchers are also experimenting with tweaking the genes of other animals. For example, you could modify mosquitoes to prevent them from spreading horrific diseases like malaria and dengue …

Why CRISPR-Cas9 is being hailed as the scientific 'Breakthrough of the Year'

CRISPR is having a moment.<p>This week the gene editing system was declared the "Breakthrough of the Year" by editors of the journal Science. A day earlier, Nature named the Chinese researcher Junjiu Huang one of the 10 people who mattered in 2015 for being the first to use the CRISPR system to edit …

Bayer Partners With Gene-Editing Startup CRISPR To Develop New Drugs

Gene-editing techniques are on the cusp of transitioning from science fiction to reality.<p>Bayer, the European pharmaceutical giant, is establishing a partnership with a gene-editing startup, CRISPR Therapeutics, and investing at least $300 million over a five-year period, the companies announced …

Genetics

High Stress Levels Can Dramatically Increase Your Risk For Alzheimer's

Stress may be even worse for the brain than we thought.<p>Stress is a killer -- for both the body and the brain.<p>Over time, chronic stress can contribute to a host of negative health outcomes, including heart disease, depression, diabetes and obesity. And according to new research, high stress levels …