Five gene-edited monkey clones were born at the Institute of Neuroscience of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Shanghai, China. The latest research is intended to back efforts in testing and developing drugs for the treatment of various human diseases in the years to come.
Animals January 24, 2019
While gene therapy is yet in its early stages, scientists need to keep tabs of patients who have received gene-editing treatments. However, scientists in China were not keeping track of patients who had the experimental gene therapy that may trigger health problems later on in life.
Biotech December 30, 2018
A new set of rules that could predict the outcome of gene editing might pave the way for the wider use of CRISPR/Cas9 to treat diseases. According to scientists, after a thorough analysis, they found a pattern that foresees mutations.
Public Health December 14, 2018
Researchers were able to shrink the tumor in mice that were introduced with therapeutic protein-infused cancer cells, thanks to CRISPR. Can this lead to a potential cancer cure?
Medicine July 12, 2018
Two individual studies conducted by separate teams of researchers found that breakthrough CRISPR gene editing technology could boost the risk of cancer in humans. Specifically, the teams looked into how the protein called p35 responded to the newly edited DNAs.
Biotech June 12, 2018
Using a new delivery technique, Biomedical engineers at Duke University reduced blood cholesterol levels in mice. The result became the first time researchers delivered CRISPR/Cas9 repressors for targeted therapeutic gene silencing in adult animal models.
Biotech April 29, 2018
A CRISPR system that lacks scissors to cut DNA strands can change the gene's behavior without making direct modifications on the DNA. How does this modified gene editing tool work?
Biotech December 9, 2017
Hereditary diseases may soon be a thing of the past. Scientists from OHSU successfully corrected a faulty gene that leads to fatal heart disease using CRISPR.
Biotech August 5, 2017
The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique may lead to unwanted genetic mutations, warns a new study. Researchers sequenced the whole genome of mice previously treated with CRISPR gene editing for genetic blindness and found it caused unpredicted changes in their DNA.
Biotech May 31, 2017
Using the CRISPR-Cas9 genetic engineering technology, a team from Harvard seeks to create a hybrid embryo that can potentially resurrect the woolly mammoth. The basis will be the endangered Asian elephant, the extinct creature's closest living kin.
Animals February 16, 2017
Researchers at the Karolinska Institutet and University of Gothenburg in Sweden recently generated the software called Green Listed to facilitate the use of CRISPR-Cas9, making information texts and films available for free non-profit and academic use.
Biotech January 5, 2017
CRISPR holds a lot of promise but there’s definitely room for improvement. Researchers have identified anti-CRISPR proteins that can act as an off switch for the gene editing system, making it safer to use.
Biotech December 31, 2016
The first human clinical trial using CRISPR/Cas9 gets approval from the National Institutes of Health. The approved proposal will use the gene-editing tool to target three different types of cancer.
Biotech June 22, 2016
A new report concludes that while gene editing promises great advancements, it can also be potentially dangerous. The panel of scientists concludes that it's too early to release genetically altered organisms such as insects, plants and animals into the environment.
Biotech June 9, 2016
Researchers have developed a new gene editing tool that is more efficient and easier to use. CRISPR-EZ addresses the issue of target RNA accuracy and embryo viability in IVF transgenic mice.
Biotech May 29, 2016
Experts were able to develop a low-cost paper test that can detect Zika virus. The test can also detect specific strains of viruses, making it more attractive than existing tests.
Public Health May 10, 2016
Researchers from University of Massachusetts Medical School has used CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool to track and label chromosomes in live cells. The breakthrough modification of CRISPR technology can become an invaluable tool in studying treatment effects on cells.
Biotech April 23, 2016
Mutant mushrooms escape government regulations. A CRISPR-edited white mushroom goes unregulated by the USDA because it doesn't contain genes from bacteria or viruses that affect its DNA.
Life April 18, 2016
CRISPR firm Intellia Therapeutics filed an IPO and announced its collaboration with biopharmaceutical company Regeneron. The deal between the two companies aims to develop CRISPR/Cas technology and commercialize targets along the way.
Life April 12, 2016
Researchers at McGill University have identified a setback to using the gene editing tool known as CRISPR in removing HIV from affected cells. While it was first considered to be a promising treatment for the infection, CRISPR is now seen as a double-edged sword.
Life April 9, 2016
HIV was found to resist CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing attacks. In a new study, researchers observed that the seemingly strong antiviral therapy was able to stop mutations initially, but it also casued viruses that escaped to come out stronger.
Life April 7, 2016
A new gene editing system may eventually cure HIV, one study presents. This special method is said to snip out HIV from cells infected by the virus.
Life April 3, 2016
Gene-editing tool could replace antiretroviral therapy as treatment for HIV. CRISPR/Cas9 was able to eliminate HIV in infected human T cells in culture.
Life March 26, 2016
CRISPR-Cas9, a system used to edit DNA sequences, can be used on RNA in living cells. This could pave way for certain diseases linked to the RNA like autism and cancers.
March 18, 2016
Francis Crick Institute's new gene editing research on human embryos may solve infertility issues and pave the way for the birth of genetic disease-free babies. Still the controversial CRISPR/Cas9 genome technique has its share of supporters and critics.
Life February 6, 2016
A team of researchers in the UK received a groundbreaking green light to use gene editing on spare IVF embryos in order to understand what causes infertility and miscarriage in women. The research aims to identify the crucial genes needed for embryos to develop into a healthy baby.
Life February 4, 2016
Researchers used the gene editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 to treat eye disease retinitis pigmentosa in mice and showed promising results. The degenerative eye disease has no known cure and eventually leads to blindness.
Life January 12, 2016
Duke University researchers have used CRISPR/CAS9 to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy in a mouse model. Hopes are high in potentially replicating this solution in human patients of the genetic disorder.
Life January 5, 2016
U.S.-based biotech firm Transposagen receives license for the CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing Technology from Broad Institute. The technology will be fused with Transposagen's current Footprint-FreeTMTM Gene Editing System to create more precise disease models.
December 13, 2015
A day before the International Summit on Human Gene Editing in Washington, scientists and activists published a report and an open letter calling for the global ban of gene editing technology CRISPR/Cas9. The technology promises the deletion of inherited diseases but also carries ethical and safety risks.
Life December 1, 2015
A British scientist applied for the license to use gene editing techniques to study embryos sparks talk on the controversy behind genetic manipulation science.
Society September 20, 2015