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Researchers Used CRISPR to Successfully Increase HIV Resistance in Animals

Engineering a Mutation<p>Of the many diseases that have plagued humanity, HIV is proving to be one of the trickiest to cure. The virus’ ability to …

11 Amazing Feats the Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Just Made Possible

In 2017, CRISPR has brought unparalleled advancements in genetic engineering.<p>The CRISPR//Cas9 gene editing tool has quickly earned a reputation as a revolutionary technology, and its merits support the clout. This year has, in fact, seen so many CRISPR-related breakthroughs that it’s worthwhile to …

Genetics

CRISPR and the Ethics of Human Embryo Research

News that U.S. scientists led by Oregon Health and Sciences University biologist Shoukrat Mitalipov have used the gene-editing technique known as …

The Promise of CRISPR

CRISPR is the latest rock-star medical technology that promises to revolutionize medicine. Let's take a look at the hype and the reality.

Could gene editing tools such as CRISPR be used as a biological weapon?

The gene editing technique CRISPR has been in the limelight after scientists reported they had used it to safely remove disease in human embryos for …

When will CRISPR get a Nobel Prize?

To most of us, the question for CRISPR is “when” not “will” it get a Nobel Prize. However, there are still questions over “when”, “who” will get the …

New Gene-Editing Techniques Might Not Be As Foolproof As We Thought

CRISPR gave scientists the first chance to genetically engineer human embryos. But as new methods surface, researchers question which is best.<p>If you …

A biotech firm applying artificial intelligence to genome editing has launched a £1.5m funding round

Desktop Genetics (DTG), a biotech company which is hoping to revolutionise the way biologists use Crispr genome editing technology, has announced it …

Dr. Imran Haque analyzes a replacement for antibiotics – the CRISPR Pill

The medical industry has always been a rapidly shifting, with new technologies and breakthroughs being made regularly. One of the more recent and …

CRISPR is on the cusp of eradicating a host of diseases

by Karla Lant October 6, 2017 Health & Medicine 16780<p>Using CRISPR<p>The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool has had a busy year. It recently removed genetic …

From the front lines of the CRISPR debate

In dystopian visions of the future, genetic engineering often plays a part in our demise. Think <i>Gattaca</i>. Or the novel <i>A Brave New World</i>. Or …

Introduction to CRISPR Genome Editing

What CRISPR Is and How It's Used to Edit DNA<p>Imagine being able to cure any genetic disease, prevent bacteria from resisting antibiotics, alter …

Genetics

When Baby Genes Are for Sale, the Rich Will Pay

Designer babies are coming in 20 to 30 years. Your children will be able to select, to some degree, their own children’s hair color, eye color, and, …

CRISPR’d pigs could produce low-fat bacon

We truly live in amazing times. Chinese scientists just made skinnier pigs using CRISPR -Cas9 technology. Do you know what this means? Low-fat bacon!<p>I know, I know, for some, bacon without the fat does not sound that appealing. But for those watching their weight and missing the crispy taste of …

Low Fat

Bitter CRISPR patent war intensifies

Gene-editing pioneers prepare for next stage of intellectual-property disputes in the United States and Europe.<p>The long-running battle over US …

CRISPR Drives Out Fungal Resistance | GEN

Click Image To Enlarge +<p>This image shows multicolored diploid <i>Candida albicans</i> fungi growing on an agar plate with red-colored colonies indicating …

Genetics

Gene editing about to get a lot more powerful

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are altering a powerful gene-editing technology in hopes of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes to people's DNA.<p>The trick: Edit RNA instead, the messenger that carries a gene's instructions.<p>"If you edit RNA, you can have a reversible therapy," …