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?
It doesn’t just seem like the world is experiencing more viral infections than before – it’s a reality. And the way humans live today helps viruses thrive.
The koala genome, published today, identifies powerful anti-bacterials in milk that protect the baby koala from disease – and may provide humans with the next generation of antibiotics.
Researchers from NCSU and Oregon State University have identified a genetic factor in zebrafish that appears to explain why organisms react differently to the same environmental chemicals.
By sequencing the genomes of other species, we can better understand our place in natural history.
Researchers have conducted the first demonstration of site-specific gene editing in a mouse fetus, correcting a mutation that causes a severe form of anaemia.
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world’s most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code. And the animals show no signs that the change in their DNA has had any other impact on their health or wellbeing — yet.
Scientists are now genetically engineering monkeys using CRISPR in an attempt to understand how autism affects the brain.
A new technique reveals the earliest stages of human development without the need for human embryos.
Lurking quietly in the deep dark jungles of New Guinea are a group of lizards who share a rather striking feature: green blood. It’s a rare trait for vertebrates to have, but new insights into this strange blood could lead to innovative medical treatments.
A controversial study has found that placing RNA from one sea slug into another appeared to transfer a simple version of a memory.