‘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.
Scientists Bred Healthy Baby Mice From Same-Sex Parents for the First Time
The pups with two mothers turned out perfectly healthy, but things didn’t turn out so well for the mice with two fathers.
Scientists Just Made Human Egg Cells from Human Blood for the First Time
It’s the first step toward being able to mass produce human eggs using other people’s body tissues or blood.
Researchers Edited Mice Genes to Stop Them from Dreaming
The molecular mechanisms behind sleep were largely a mystery until now.
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.
DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’
The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.
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."
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.
We Can Now Edit Single ‘Letters’ of DNA
New discoveries bring greater precision to gene editing.
Nobel Winner Kazuo Ishiguro's ‘Never Let Me Go’ Predicted the Gene Editing Debate
On Thursday, Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Scientists Used CRISPR to Edit a Gene That Causes Miscarriages
The gene editing technology could eventually herald the next frontier in fertility treatment.
It’s Happening: US Scientists Reportedly Made a Genetically Modified Human Embryo