gene editing Archive

antiagingPersonal CRISPR genetic experimentation

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Tristan Roberts is injecting himself with a previously an untested, experimental gene therapy. Several individuals have publicly attempted to augment themselves with genes that will inhibit cell death or boost muscle growth, and self-experimentation is also happening in private. Brian …

biohackingCRISPR muscle boosting gene therapy at few thousand dollars per year will go mainstream

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Josiah Zayner is CEO of the biohacking-promoting startup The Odin. He has injected himself with performance enhancing gene therapy to grow larger muscles. He is selling a $20 myostatin inhibitor plasmid. This must be combined with a $300 gRNA in …

agricultureCRISPR gene editing technology freely available for agricultural research

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On October 18, 2017, DuPont Pioneer and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard reached an agreement to jointly provide non-exclusive licenses to foundational CRISPR-Cas9 intellectual property under their respective control for use in commercial agricultural research and product development. …

diseaseNew DNA base editors advance towards curing cystic fibrosis and other human point mutation diseases

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New DNA base editing platform holds potential for reversing the most common class of disease-associated DNA point mutations. Scientists at Harvard University and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have developed a new class of genome editing tool. This …

crisprFive ways to apply CRISPR gene editing

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CRISPR gene-editing technology has the potential to treat—and possibly cure—any number of diseases and there are currently five ways it can be delivered into humans. This is a summary of some information from an article at MIT Technology Review Emily …

chinaChina embraces embryo selection and state health could cover it within ten years

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There is spreading awareness in China of preimplantation genetic diagnosis (PGD), a procedure that helps couples undergoing in vitro fertilization (IVF) to avoid passing on genetic mutations that could cause disease or disability in their children. Fertility doctor Qiao typically …