A team of researchers have sequenced the genome of the axolotl, and with its ability to regenerate limbs and organs, they are optimistic about what this will mean for the future of medical practices.
How is it possible to lose thousands of genes? Well, one answer lies in self-fertilisation. A recent study reports that this is exactly what happens to worms.
All on its own, the presence of SRY can make a female turn out to be essentially male—with bigger muscles, a penis, and testicles (although unable to make sperm).
Researchers hope to use genetic information found in female mosquitoes to stop mosquitoes from feeding on blood, which would, in turn, stop the spread of many serious diseases.
Sinogene, a biotech company based in Beijing has cloned a gene-edited dog in an attempt to treat cardiovascular disease.
Scientists have for the first time used CRISPR to disable a defective gene that causes amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in mice, extending their lifespan by 25 percent.
A team of scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to copy unique mutations from affected children into pigs, who are suffering from a genetic disorder.
California cherry growers are relying on gene-drive technology to eradicate the fly species that is costing US agriculture $700 million a year.
An adapted CRISPR technique could be used to treat incurable diseases, such as diabetes and muscular dystrophy, by turning up the volume on selected genes.
Multi-billion $ losses to the global shrimp industry, together with devastating impacts on local livelihoods, could be eradicated using DNA technology.
Researchers have used CRISPR to genetically engineer a transgenic mosquitoe species, which could lead to the eventual eradication of a species.
Scientists have managed to genetically modify a common beetle to develop a third functional eye, right in the middle of its forehead.