The trial, which seeks to restore vision in people with a genetic mutation, marks the first time that DNA-editing viruses have been injected directly into a live person.
He Jiankui claims to have created HIV-resistant babies from parents who had tested positive for the virus.
Kevin Esvelt came up with a way to use gene editing for gene drives, a technology that could change the ecological fate of the whole world. How does one scientist deal with the potential ramifications of his own creation?
Scientists, having a normal one, created mutant toxic fruit flies using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing.
A report by Chinese authorities on Monday alleged that He Jiankui violated ethics and research integrity in editing the DNA of human babies.
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Local Chinese media says the controversial scientist has been placed under “house arrest” by a Shenzhen university which has since denied the claim.
But the validity of the claim is up for debate.
‘Society Will Decide What to Do Next’: Chinese Researchers Claim to Create the First Gene-Edited Babies
The researchers claim the DNA of twin girls was altered to protect them against HIV, but the results haven’t been published in a scientific journal and many researchers are questioning the ethical and scientific validity of the claim.
The molecular mechanisms behind sleep were largely a mystery until now.
For the last 20 million years, the species of yeast used to brew beer has had 16 chromosomes. Now scientists have created a new species with just one.