CRISPR

Tech

Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies ‘Will Be Dealt With Seriously,’ Chinese Investigators Say

A report by Chinese authorities on Monday alleged that He Jiankui violated ethics and research integrity in editing the DNA of human babies.
Sarah Emerson
1.22.19
future

We Asked 105 Experts What Gives Them Hope About the Future

Welcome to the bright side of Motherboard’s two-part poll about the future.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
CRISPR

Chinese CRISPR Scientist Who Allegedly Edited Infants’ Genes Is Reportedly Missing

Local Chinese media says the controversial scientist has been placed under “house arrest” by a Shenzhen university which has since denied the claim.
Sarah Emerson
12.4.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

This Chinese Researcher Says the First CRISPR Babies Are Here

But the validity of the claim is up for debate.
VICE Staff
11.28.18
DNA/IDK

‘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.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.26.18
DNA/IDK

Researchers Edited Mice Genes to Stop Them from Dreaming

The molecular mechanisms behind sleep were largely a mystery until now.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.28.18
DNA/IDK

Chinese Scientists Used CRISPR to Make a New Species With 'One Giant Chromosome'

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.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.7.18
The VICE Guide to Right Now Podcast

CRISPR Is More Damaging to DNA Than We Thought

Several studies have uncovered serious problems with the gene-editing tech, throwing its therapeutic potential in doubt.
VICE Staff
7.20.18
genetics

A New Company Aims to Bring Gene Editing to Sick Patients—Fast

Beam Therapeutics will be the first to pursue therapies using a new, more precise technique. It could be the first step to translating gene-editing technology into treatments for human illness.
Shayla Love
5.14.18
DNA/IDK

CRISPR Can Now Edit Genes Using Nanoparticles Instead of Viruses

The new delivery mechanism completely turned off a gene responsible for high cholesterol in mice.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.13.17
DNA/IDK

We Can Now Edit Single ‘Letters’ of DNA

New discoveries bring greater precision to gene editing.
Paul Tadich
10.25.17
bacon

Scientists Discover Low-Fat Bacon Can Be Made from CRISPR-Modified Pigs

Playing god is part of your balanced breakfast.
Mayukh Sen
10.25.17
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