gene editing

diseaseTwo US Patients Treated With CRISPR Gene Editing

The University of Pennsylvania confirmed for the first time that two US patients had been treated using CRISPR gene editing. Several other human trials of CRISPR are starting or are set to start in the US, Canada and Europe to …

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 …

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 …

chinaHuman Gene Editing Scientist Does Not Face Death Penalty Risk

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

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

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

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

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

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 …