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

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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

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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 …

crisprTheoretically Possibility That Gene Edited Twins Received a Tiny Intelligence Enhancement

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The question and answer interview of He Jianku conference presentation has the most interesting parts of this debate about human gene editing of embryos. The interview starts at about 1 hour and 28 minutes of the record. The formal presentation …

crisprAnother Woman Is Pregnant With a Gene Edited Embryo

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During his presentation of the CRISPR gene editing of human embryos, the Chinese scientist said there is another woman currently pregnant with a gene edited embryo. He Jiankui is an associate professor at the Southern University of Science and Technology …

biotechCRISPR Vector Used to Genetically Modify Human Embyros Was Purchased for $100

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Any medium-sized Invitro Fertilization (IVF) clinic could utilize a CRISPR vector that can be purchased for $100 to replicate the embryo gene edit. Geneticist He Jiankui claims to have altered the genes of twin girls born this month. He Jiankui …

businessCRISPR Gene Editing Pioneer Condemns Embyro Editing

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Three of the pioneers in the use of CRISPR-Cas9 were Emmanuelle Charpentier, Jennifer Doudna, and Feng Zhang. Doudna and Zhang helped launch Editas Medicine in 2013, but Doudna left the following year and joined Intellia Therapeutics. Intellia Therapeutics currently has …

crisprCRISPR Gene Engineered Human Babies Immune to HIV, Smallpox and Cholera

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CRISPR gene editing has been used to eliminate a gene called CCR5 in hopes of rendering human babies resistant to HIV, smallpox, and cholera. The Associated Press reported that He Jiankui said one couple in the trial gave birth to …

crisprControlling genome editing with nanomagnets

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A moth-infecting virus and nanomagnets could be used to edit defective genes that cause diseases like sickle cell, muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis. Above -Rice University bioengineers use a magnetic field to activate nanoparticle-attached baculoviruses in a tissue. The viruses, …

crisprCrispr gene therapy fixes disease in a human embryo

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Chinese scientists used CRISPR gene therapy to correct a mutation that causes Marfan syndrome, an incurable connective tissue disorder that affects about 1 in 5,000 people. A single letter mistake in the gene for FBN1, which codes for the fibrillin …

crisprCRISPR gene editing successfully stopped Duchenne muscular dystrophy in dogs and human trials are next

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CRISPR gene editing has stopped the progression of Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) in dogs, according to a study by UT Southwestern that provides a strong indication that a lifesaving treatment may be in the pipeline. unprecedented improvement in the muscle …