gene editing

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 …

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 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 …

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 …