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crisprMassive Genome Editing Could Lead to Human Immunity to All Viruses

Base editing with reduced DNA nicking allows for the simultaneous editing of over 10,000 loci (13,000) in human cells. Performing this feat in the human genome will require the modification of 4438 Amber codons. They have shown that gene editors …

crisprStem Cells That Will Not Be Rejected Will Bring Mass Produced Stem Cell Treatments

CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing system has made pluripotent stem cells that are functionally “invisible” to the immune system which will prevent rejection of stem cell transplants. Universal stem cells can be produced that will work for everyone and there will not be …

antiagingSalk Researchers Used Gene Therapy for Successful Antiaging

Salk Institute researchers have used CRISPR/Cas9 therapy to suppress aging, enhance health and extend life span in mice. Above – This image shows two mice of the same age with progeria. The larger and healthier mouse on the left received …

crisprBetter Gene Editing than CRISPR

George Church describes going beyond cutting DNA to precise editing. 1. Phage Integrases (Protein and DNA) 2. TAL Deaminases (custom Protein) 3. Chemical Targeting (custom polymer) 4. lambda (λ)-red recombinase (Custom DNA) Beyond editing to writing large genomes DNA-based target …

crisprStronger and Faster Horses Will Be Made in 2019 Using CRISPR Gene Editing

Kheiron Biotech using clones thoroughbred horses and announced in 2017 that they would use CRISPR gene editing to create super horses. They plan to perform myostatin inhibition to boost the muscles in horses. They will develop horses with more muscle …

antiagingSupport for Human Gene Editing to Fix Diseases in Latest Poll

There is about 70% support among Americans to use human gene editing to cure or correct diseases. The support among people in China for using human gene editing to cure disease was similar in a recent poll. The US support …

chinaScientist Who Gene Edited the First Human Embryos Born as Babies is Missing

The chinese geneticist who has gene edited twin baby girls is reportedly missing. He Jianku caused a controversy for being the first case that we publicly know of for the genetic modification of the human germline. The Shenzhen University where …

crisprScientist He JianKu Made a Validly Ethical Choice to Gene Edit the Twins

I have covered the technical aspects of the gene editing of the human twin babies, but I have not had a focused look at only the ethics, compassion and noble intentions involved in this situation. I He primary motivatation for …