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Essential Science: Revolutionizing the CRISPR method

Scientists working at ETH Zurich have refined the CRISPR-Cas gene editing method. Through this it is now possible for researchers to modify dozens of genes within a cell simultaneously, thereby speeding up the process.

CRISPR trial sets out to cure human blindness

The next-step with the progression of the gene editing tool CRISPR is to be with non-genetic diseases, based on a new phase where the technology can be used to edit single letters in RNA. One application is to attempt to find a cure for blindness.

Google backs research to use CRISPR to prevent heart disease

Alphabet, the owners of Google, are backing a startup venture which is developing a gene editing method to confer long-term protection against heart disease. The gene editing uses the novel CRISPR process.

Scientist who genetically engineered human babies, detained

In November 2018 it was widely reported that Professor He Jiankui had genetically edited human babies, which brought widespread condemnation. Now the researcher has been, reportedly, detained by Chinese authorities.

Can a new rice variety address world hunger?

CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing has been used to create new rice variety, which the developers say could address world hunger. Opponents, however, raise the ethical issue of the crop not being owned by the farmers but by the technologists behind it.

Microsoft to use artificial intelligence to improve CRISPR

There is considerably scientific interest in CRISPR, the gene editing technology, especially in the potential to address genetic diseases. To speed up development, Microsoft plans to harness artificial intelligence.

Is reversible gene editing possible?

Researchers have proposed altering gene-editing technology with the view of combating diseases without having to trigger permanent changes to the DNA of people. Current gene editing is based on permanently altering DNA.

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.

Novel gene editing tool for blood disorders

A novel gene-editing system, based on nanotechnology, could cure a genetic blood disorder. Research so far has been based on studies in mice. The non-invasive tool has been heralded a success.

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.

Gene editing could rid you of herpes

Most people carry the herpes virus, although only a few suffer with recurrent cold sores. Advances in gene editing pose the promise of getting rid of the virus for good.

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.

Op-Ed: Genetically modified behaviors? It's here, and it's quite real

Quebec - The new theory for germline guidelines is based on IVF screening practices, and it’s pretty damn confronting. Forget Frankenstein; this is a whole new order of difficulty with a lot of new dangers.

What you need to know about gene editing success in U.S.

New York - Scientists have successfully used gene editing techniques to treat mice with the genetic condition Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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.

Op-Ed: Gene patents and old laws – UCLA/ MIT dispute shows the faults

Sydney - Gene editing is as fundamental as the expression itself. It’s the new horizon plus of genetic science. It’s also right in the middle of yet another patent battle. The “law vs. science” issue needs to be shut down, for everyone’s sake.

Gene editing uses HIV virus to fight disease

A new technology has been developed that uses the HIV virus as a weapon against hereditary infection. In the longer term it will also fight HIV infection say the researchers.

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Two applications of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing  complete gene silencing through non-homologous end j...
Two applications of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing, complete gene silencing through non-homologous end joining and gene editing through homology-directed repair.
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Jennifer Anne Doudna a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of...
Jennifer Anne Doudna a Professor of Chemistry and of Molecular and Cell Biology at the University of California.
Dr. Jennifer Doudna
CRISPR -  revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA.
CRISPR - revolutionary new tool to cut and splice DNA.
Illustration courtesy of Jennifer Doudna/UC Berkeley
A CRISPR kit - CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows resear...
A CRISPR kit - CRISPR technology is a simple yet powerful tool for editing genomes. It allows researchers to easily alter DNA sequences and modify gene function. Its many potential applications include correcting genetic defects, treating and preventing the spread of diseases and improving crops.

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