Easy genetic modification could mean cures for cancer (yay!), kitty-sized pigs (squee!), and, yes, designer babies (ack). The post Crispr Creator Jennifer Doudna on the Promises—and Pitfalls—of Easy Genetic Modification appeared first on WIRED.
Opinion: Crispr and other gene-editing technologies may affect the future of all life on the planet. The government isn't prepared. The post Crispr Makes It Clear: The US Needs a Biology Strategy, and Fast appeared first on WIRED.
Hiding a gene-editing snipper inside a peaceful virus could treat everything from HIV to cancer. The post How Crispr Could Snip Away Some of Humanity's Worst Diseases appeared first on WIRED.
The regulatory scene in Europe can't seem to look straight at rules for new kinds of genome editing The post Who Wants Disease-Resistant GM Tomatoes? Probably Not Europe appeared first on WIRED.
A method that uses the gene-editing tool CRISPR to recognise certain DNA sequences could make it quick and cheap to test for pathogens or genetic variants
Student planned a protest against Feng Zhang's appearance at UC Berkeley, the home of competing Crispr inventor Jennifer Doudna, and then canceled it. The post MIT’s Crispr Guy Braves Enemy Territory at UC Berkeley appeared first on WIRED.
A National Academy of Sciences committee reviews the do's and don'ts for gene editing. Cures: good. Enhancements: Not right now. The post Human Embryo Editing Gets the OK—But No Superbabies appeared first on WIRED.
Creative researchers are now applying gene editing to tackle everything from HIV to animals on the brink of extinction. The post From Crispr to Zika, Here Are 2016's Biggest Biology Stories appeared first on WIRED.
The jury's still out on whether Crispr will be as transformative as a medical therapy as it has been as lab tool, but inherited blood diseases are a good test. The post Blood Diseases Could Show Crispr's Potential as Therapy appeared first on WIRED.
Researchers have used the gene-editing tool Crispr to manipulate the way that DNA coils up inside the cell—another step in the quest to understand how the genome's 3-D structure impacts its function. The post Genetic Architects Untwist DNA’s Turns With Crispr appeared first on WIRED.