gene editing


Scientists Edited Fruit Fly Genes to Give Them Butterflies' Toxic Abilities

Scientists, having a normal one, created mutant toxic fruit flies using CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing.


Scientists Are Genetically Engineering Plants to Fight Climate Change

By making plants grow deeper roots, scientists are helping them store more carbon.


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.


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.


This Chinese Researcher Says the First CRISPR Babies Are Here

But the validity of the claim is up for debate.


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.


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.


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.


Scientists Tried to Edit Genes Inside Someone’s Body for the First Time

Doctors hope the treatment will change this man's DNA and cure his metabolic disease.


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.