Animals

CRISPR Gene-Drive Tested on Mammals for the First Time in History

CRISPR gene drives have been tested in laboratory mice for the first time, offering a way in which multiple genes in mice can be altered to model complex multigenic human diseases. Could this step eventually lead to the eradication of pest species or is the technology still too controversial?

First Assembly of Pure Great Ape Genomes

Researchers have assembled the genomes of an orang-utan and a chimpanzee without incorporating any human DNA for the first time, allowing for a more accurate evaluation of their genotypes.