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crisprBetter Gene Editing than CRISPR

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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

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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 …

chinaHuman Gene Editing Scientist Does Not Face Death Penalty Risk

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Robin Lovell-Badge, Ph.D., a geneticist at The Francis Crick Institute, said Chinese scientist He Jiankui contacted him to deny there was a death penalty risk for his editing of human embryos. Lovell-Badge had speculated on January 7 that He could …

gene editingCRISPR Human Gene Editing Scientist Faces Death Penalty

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Scientist He Jiankui shocked the world when he announced he had altered embryos for seven couples during fertility treatment to protect them against contracting HIV, leading to the birth of two twin girls with engineered DNA. He Jiankui may be …

antiagingSupport for Human Gene Editing to Fix Diseases in Latest Poll

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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 …

agricultureWe Know Enough to Be Really Dangerous With Gene Editing

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Some gene edited animals have been unintentionally deformed. There are gene edited rabbits with enlarged tongues and pig’s with extra vertebrae. Rapid progress in gene editing is being made but there is still a lot to learn. We know enough …

antiagingMaster Oogway’s Real Relatives Reveal Secrets for Living Up to 250 Years

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The oldest giant tortoises are revealing their genetic secrets for living up to 250 years. They are animals that are in the range of human size. Female giant tortoises are about 250 pounds and male giant tortoises are about 500 …

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 …

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 …