‘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.
Some Farmers Still Don't Trust CRISPR, Thanks to GMOs
"I think there’s a lot of controversy over whether farmers are driving for these technologies or whether these technologies are manipulating farmers."
Genetic Editing Could Cause the Next Cold War
If China pursues human genetic enhancement and the US retreats under a conservative government, it could create a divide between the modified and the not, sewing the seeds of global conflict.
CRISPR Co-Creator Isn’t Super Psyched About the J. Lo ‘CRISPR’ Show
Jennifer Doudna, one of the pioneers of the gene-editing technique, responds.
Monsanto Agrees to Use Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Responsibly
The Broad Institute granted Monsanto the first license allowing CRISPR/Cas9 to be used for agricultural products.
To Combat Radical Violence in America, We Need Radical Medicine
"If you make the human body virtually indestructible, being wounded loses some of its relevance."
The Coming Genetic Editing Age of Humans Won’t Be Easy to Stomach
In the transhumanist age, the human being should be looked at more like a machine—something that comes out a particular way, but then can be heavily modified.
Instead of Killing Mosquitoes, Why Don’t We Edit the Viruses Out of Them?
We’re desperate for a solution. What are our options?
This New Gene Editing Technique Could Turn The Tide on Antibiotic Resistance
In a proof-of-concept, researchers used CRISPR/Cas to erase genes that make E. Coli resistant to antibiotics.
The Technology Transhumanists Want in Their Kids
Smart diapers, RFID chips, and more.
Scientists in China Just Edited Genes in Human Embryos for the First Time
A lackluster first attempt suggests we're a long way off from safely gene-editing human babies.
Germline engineering could lead to designer babies and superstrength
Using CRISPR-Cas9 to edit genes is controversial but exciting