Gene Editing
Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences  PHYS.ORG · 3 days
Today, the scientific community is aghast at the prospect of gene editing to create "designer" humans. Gene editing may be of greater consequence than climate change, or even the consequences of unleashing... more
Outrage Intensifies Over Claims Of Gene-Edited Babies  NPR · 3 days
Concerns over a Chinese scientist's claim that he created the first gene-edited babies grow with more questions about whether it worked and the possible harm he may have inflicted on the twin girls. more
Functionally diverse type V CRISPR-Cas systems  Science Magazine · 4 days
Type V CRISPR-Cas systems are distinguished by a single RNA-guided RuvC domain-containing effector, Cas12. Although effectors of subtypes V-A (Cas12a) and V-B (Cas12b) have been studied in detail, the distinct domain architectures and diverged RuvC sequences... more
[Editors' Choice] Magnets make target cells more attractive to CRISPR  Science Magazine · 5 days
Local CRISPR-Cas9–mediated genome editing using magnetic nanoparticles complexed with recombinant baculoviral vectors minimizes genotoxicity. more
[Editors' Choice] A high five for TB screening  Science Magazine · 5 days
Whole-blood transcriptional profiling identifies a five-gene signature for tuberculosis screening among people living with HIV. more
Researchers discover mechanism disrupting CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
The discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 has made gene editing very easy. Unfortunately, the molecular tool has recently been found to be less precise than previously assumed. It can lead to unwanted mutations in a cell's... more
CRISPR babies raise an uncomfortable reality – abiding by scientific standards doesn't guarantee ethical research  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
Uncertainty continues to swirl around scientist He Jiankui's gene editing experiment in China. Using CRISPR technology, He modified... more
Screening the human future: YouTube, persuasion and genetically engineered children  PHYS.ORG · 7 days
On Sunday, Nov. 25, the scientist He Jiankui claimed the birth of the world's first genetically engineered children: twins, created by IVF, their DNA altered at fertilization. Changes... more
China AIDS group 'really regrets' role in gene-editing  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The head of a Chinese AIDS support group expressed deep regret Friday for helping a scientist recruit participants for a controversial experiment claiming to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies. more
New research could fine-tune the gene scissors CRISPR  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
The introduction of the gene editing tool CRISPR in 2007 was a revolution in medical science and cell biology. But even though the potential is great, the launch of CRISPR has been... more
New study could fine-tune the CRISPR gene editing process  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The introduction of the tool for gene editing, the so-called gene scissors CRISPR, in 2007 was a revolution within medical science and cell biology. more
Controversial gene editing of embryos stopped by the Chinese authorities  NEWS MEDICAL · 1 week
The Chinese government has stopped the gene editing works of Professor He Jiankui calling it unlawful and unethical. Notably Professor Jiankui had recently claimed to have produced the... more
New research could fine-tune the gene scissors CRISPR  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
When researchers and doctors use the tool CRISPR to correct genetic errors, it may have side effects on the human genome. Now, researchers have learned how the molecular machinery behind CRISPR works... more
Editorial: The (somewhat obvious) ethical problems with creating gene-edited babies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It has long been a scientific dream: to inoculate people against terrible diseases before they're born. Now a team of doctors based in China has dangled that possibility... more
Can scientists use gene editing for disease prevention but not human enhancement?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
On the same day a Chinese scientist announced he had used CRISPR gene editing technology to give twin babies resistance to HIV infection, a... more
China orders halt to gene-editing after outcry over babies  REUTERS · 2 weeks
The Chinese government on Thursday ordered a temporary halt to research activities for people involve in the editing... more
Science conference slams 'deeply disturbing' baby gene-editing claim  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A scientist who upended a Hong Kong conference with his claim to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies cancelled a fresh talk and was heavily criticised by organisers Thursday, who labelled... more
Science Summit Denounces Gene-Edited Babies Claim, But Rejects Moratorium  NPR · 2 weeks
The Second International Summit on Human Genome Editing issues a consensus on how scientists might responsibly move forward to create gene-edited babies in the wake of a rogue scientist's claims. more
Professor says he's 'proud' of alleged genetically edited human embryos  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Researcher He Jiankui says he's "proud" of his claim to have created the world's first genetically engineered human twins despite a chorus of criticism. more
The researcher who created CRISPR twins defends his work but fails to quell controversy  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
After getting a glimpse of data behind the birth of the first gene-edited babies, many scientists question the study’s ethics... more
Facing Backlash, Scientist Defends Gene-Editing Research On Babies  NPR · 2 weeks
He Jiankui, who shocked the world by asserting he had genetically edited twin girls, faced growing criticism from other researchers as he spoke at a scientific conference in Hong Kong. more
How Do Scientists Prove That Twin Babies Had Their Genes Edited?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Questions are swirling after the announcement that the first gene-edited babies were born earlier this month — including what exactly researchers did and whether they even... more
Chinese Doctor Who Claims He Created Gene-Edited Babies Gets Grilled by 'Horrified' Colleagues  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Jiankui He, the Chinese scientist who edited the genes of twin babies, spoke publicly about his research for the first time today... more
Researcher who created CRISPR twins defends his work but leaves many questions unanswered  Science Magazine · 2 weeks
He Jiankui's evasions about research details and ethics could make him a "pariah," warns one colleague more
Rogue science strikes again: The case of the first gene-edited babies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The idea of scientists tinkering with the genes of babies was once the provenance of science fiction, but now it's apparently entered the realm of reality:... more
Chinese geneticist reveals another "potential" gene-edited pregnancy  REUTERS · 2 weeks
A Chinese scientist at the center of an ethical storm over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited babies said... more
News Brief: Paul Manafort, Lion Air Crash, Gene-Editing  NPR · 2 weeks
Attorney for the Ex-Trump campaign chairman reportedly briefed Trump's legal team on Mueller probe. Indonesian investigators report on Lion Air crash. Chinese scientist defends gene-editing research. more
Scientist claiming gene-edited babies reports 2nd pregnancy  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway more
The Latest: Scientist reports 2nd gene-edited pregnancy  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A Chinese researcher who claims to have helped make the world's first genetically edited babies says a second pregnancy may be underway more
US biologist: Gene-editing work a failure of self-regulation  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A leader of an international conference on gene editing said Wednesday that the work of a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies showed a failure... more
Worries, questions grow on claim of gene-edited babies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A leader of an international conference on gene editing said Wednesday that the work of a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies showed a failure... more
Facing Backlash, Chinese Scientist Defends Gene-Editing Research On Babies  NPR · 2 weeks
He Jiankui, who shocked the world by asserting he had genetically edited twin girls, faced growing criticism from other researchers as he spoke at a scientific conference in Hong Kong. more
Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies Speaks at Conference, Addresses Controversial Research  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
Jiankui He, the Chinese scientist who edited the genes of twin babies, spoke publicly about his research for the first time today (Nov. 28) in Hong Kong, at... more
US biologist: Gene-editing work a failure of self-regulation  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A leader of an international conference on gene editing said Wednesday that the work of a Chinese scientist who claims to have helped make the world's first gene-edited babies showed a failure... more
Chinese geneticist 'feels proud' of baby-gene editing  REUTERS · 2 weeks
A Chinese scientist at the center of a controversy over what he claims are the world's first genetically edited children said on... more
The Latest: Official says scientific self-regulation failed  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A leader of a conference on gene editing says the work of a scientist who claims to have helped make gene-edited babies showed a failure of self-regulation among the scientific community more
Chinese geneticist apologizes for leak of baby-gene editing result  REUTERS · 2 weeks
A Chinese scientist at the center of a controversy over what he claims are the world's first genetically... more
US doctor warns against backlash to gene-edited baby claim  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
A prominent American scientist is warning against a backlash to the claim that a Chinese scientist has helped make the world's first gene-edited babies more
Chinese scientists raise ethical questions with first gene-edited babies  SCIENCE-NEWS · 2 weeks
Scientists say gene editing of human embryos isn’t yet safe, and creating babies was unethical. more
Largest study of CRISPR-Cas9 mutations creates prediction tool for gene editing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
The largest study of CRISPR action to date has developed a method to predict the exact mutations CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can introduce to a cell. Researchers... more
Largest study of CRISPR-Cas9 mutations creates prediction tool for gene editing  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
The largest study of CRISPR action to date has developed a method to predict the exact mutations CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can introduce to a cell. Researchers... more
The road to enhancement, via human gene editing, is paved with good intentions  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
It appears that researchers in China have facilitated the birth of the first "designer baby" – actually babies, twin girls who are... more
Gene-edited babies: China wants to be the world leader, but at what cost?  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Recent claims of the world's first gene-edited babies have sparked a strong response, to say the least. In particular, the Southern University... more
WATCH: American professor investigated for involvement in genetically edited babies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
Rice University bioengineering professor Dr. Michael Deem is being investigated by the university for his participation in a controversial gene-editing technology used to manipulate the DNA of twins. more
Gene-edited babies and cloned monkeys: China tests bioethics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A Chinese scientist's claim that he created the world's first genetically-edited babies has shone a spotlight on what critics say are lax regulatory controls and ethical standards behind a series of headline-grabbing... more
China orders probe into scientist claims of first gene-edited babies  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Beijing has ordered an investigation into claims by a Chinese scientist to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies, a move that would be a ground-breaking medical first... more
More than 100 scientists in China say baby gene editing is 'crazy'  REUTERS · 2 weeks
More than 100 scientists, most of them in China, have condemned as "crazy" and unethical altering human genes after a geneticist claimed he had... more
Gene-edited baby claim by Chinese scientist sparks outrage  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists and bioethics experts reacted with shock, anger and alarm Monday to a Chinese researcher's claim that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies. more
Gene-Edited Babies Reportedly Born in China. What Could Go Wrong?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
A scientist claims to have edited the genes of human embryos, creating the first genetically-modified babies. more
Scientists discover a new route to antibiotics using gene editing  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered a new chemical process—also known as a biosynthetic pathway—in bacteria which could lead to a new generation of antibiotics being produced and manufactured. more
Researchers discover new biosynthetic pathway to antibiotics using gene editing  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered a new chemical process - also known as a biosynthetic pathway - in bacteria which could lead to a new generation of antibiotics being produced... more
Researchers attempt to create world's first genetically edited babies  NEWS MEDICAL · 2 weeks
The researchers have used CRISPR to edit the genes of IVF embryos in a controversial attempt to create offspring that are resistant to disease. more
WATCH: Chinese researcher claims to have made 1st genetically edited babies  ABC NEWS · 2 weeks
ABC News' Dr. Jennifer Ashton breaks down the claim from researcher, He Jiankui, who says he altered the DNA of twin girls. more
Chinese Scientist Says He's First To Create Genetically Modified Babies Using CRISPR  NPR · 2 weeks
A scientist says he created the first genetically edited babies using CRISPR to protect them from infection with the AIDS virus. The move has... more
Chinese Scientist Says He's First To Genetically Edit Babies  NPR · 2 weeks
Scientist says that he helped create the first genetically edited babies to protect them from getting infected with the AIDS virus. The move has prompted immediate criticism as premature and... more
Chinese Scientist Says He's First To Genetically Edit Babies, Report Says  NPR · 2 weeks
According to The Associated Press, a Chinese scientist says that he has helped to create the first genetically edited babies. There's no independent confirmation of his... more
Participation project calls for relaxing research ban on germline interventions  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
Are genetic defects allowed to be repaired by intervening with sperm or egg cells, or even human embryos? Thanks to genetic scissors such as CRISPR/Cas, such interventions in... more
Gene editing possible for kidney disease  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
For the first time scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition, which may pave the way for personalised treatment in the future. more
Gene editing could be used to halt kidney disease in patients with Joubert syndrome  NEWS MEDICAL · 3 weeks
For the first time scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition, which may pave... more
SFXN1 is a mitochondrial serine transporter required for one-carbon metabolism  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
One-carbon metabolism generates the one-carbon units required to synthesize many critical metabolites, including nucleotides. The pathway has cytosolic and mitochondrial branches, and a key step is the entry,... more
Farm animals may soon get new features through gene editing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Cows that can withstand hotter temperatures. Cows born without pesky horns. Pigs that never reach puberty. more
Skipping a few thousand years: Rapid domestication of the groundcherry using gene editing  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Shopping in your supermarket's produce section is like strolling through a museum of humanity's greatest inventions. Perfect ears of golden sweet corn;... more
Gene-edited food is coming, but will shoppers buy?  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
The next generation of biotech food is headed for the grocery aisles, and first up may be salad dressings or granola bars made with soybean oil genetically tweaked to be good for... more
New technology based on moths and magnets could help treat genetic diseases  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like... more
Experimental therapy could repair mutations that cause genetic diseases  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
A new technology that relies on a moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that give rise to diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic... more
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Opening Pandora's Box: Gene editing and its consequences
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Chinese Scientist Says He's First To Create Genetically Modified Babies Using CRISPR
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New tricks of TALEs: Discovery of a new principle of gene regulation by molecular displacement
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