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Gene-editing technology repairs mutation for muscular dystrophy

A new way to deliver gene-editing technology inside has repaired the mutation that causes Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a severe muscle-wasting disease, in mice. The delivery system is CRISPR-Gold.

Essential Science: First U.S. case of human embryo gene editing

U.S. researchers based in Oregon have performed of gene editing on human embryos. The researchers corrected defective genes responsible for inherited diseases in several embryos using the gene editing technology CRISPR.

Op-Ed: The Great DNA Ripoff? Donate your DNA swab to corporations

Sydney - The theory is that your DNA swab can be used for “counselling” of whatever standard of usefulness. The practice is that you pay companies $80 for your DNA swab to be used for god knows what.

Scientists place a GIF image inside a living organism's DNA

Harvard researchers have used the CRISPR gene editing technique to put a GIF image file inside a living organism’s DNA. This was a proof of concept study to test the limits of DNA storage.

Increasing productivity in farm to table sector with technology

The world's population is expected to reach 9.7 billion people by 2050 and combined with the effects of climate change, our agriculture and food industries are presented with a great many challenges, opening the door to innovation at many levels.

Study — Disease-causing insects resistant to gene manipulation

Researchers are studying the use of CRISPR-cas9, a revolutionary gene-editing tool to fight human disease and agricultural blight. But, a new study has found that some genetic and behavioral qualities in insects make them resistant to gene-editing.

Harvard geneticist claims mammoths on verge of de-extinction

Harvard geneticist Dr. George Church has announced that he believes he is just two years away from creating a wooly mammoth embryo using CRISPR gene editing technology.

Monsanto aims to use CRISPR to engineer food

Agricultural biotech company Monsanto has licensed the use of the cutting edge CRISPR-Cas genome-editing technology for food production.

CRISPR-Cas9 may be the answer to feeding our growing world

For possibly the first time ever, two people sat down to a meal featuring fried cabbage that had been genetically modified using "genetic scissors," and had been cultivated, harvested and cooked in Europe. You might even say it was an historic occasion.

Op-Ed: Living cells are now being programmed with computer code

Cancer, diabetes, Alzheimer's and other diseases are now in the firing line more than ever with the advent of CRISPR technology and now, computer code that reprograms living cells.

Is CRISPR technology set to change biological science?

Gene editing technology is seemingly the most important scientific method to emerge in recent years. The primary method is called CRISPR and it is transforming the field of biology.

Jennifer Doudna wins the ‘For Women in Science Award’

Jennifer Doudna, who pioneered CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technology, has been awarded the L’Oreal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award in Paris.

Editas hopes it can use gene-editing to cure eye disease by 2017

A genome editing company hopes to start experimental treatments for a genetic eye disorder in humans by 2017 using a hot new gene-editing technique.

Researchers create dogs with double muscle mass

Chinese researchers have successfully gene-edited dogs with double muscle mass thanks to the CRISPR system, which has also created micropigs and edited human embryos.

Researchers genetically alter human blood vessel cells

Scientists have used the new genome-editing tool CRISPR to alter cultured human endothelial cells. These cells were taken from blood vessels.

Mixed reactions to work on human embryos

News that researchers have undertaken human genome editing using embryos has sparked mixed reactions among the world's scientific community.

Liver disorder in mice reversed using new gene-editing technology

Cambridge - Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have cured mice of a rare liver disorder that is caused by a single gene mutation using a new genome-editing technique.

Genetically altered monkeys born

Twin monkeys have been born, but not in the conventional sense. These are the first primates born whose genomes were edited using a novel CRISPR technology (a type of genome editing).

Op-Ed: Virus with its own immune system discovered

Sydney - Virology isn’t a subject for the weak-minded. The world’s most changeable forms of life keep coming up with new tricks, and this one, an actual arsenal of immune capability of viruses against immune responses, is a real eyeopener.

Scientists recommend 'vaccinating' bacteria against viruses

Protecting industrially-important bacteria from virus and plasmid infections could bring huge economic rewards, a team of scientists at Wageningen University in the Netherlands is reporting at the Society for General Microbiology's 2010 spring meeting.
 

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