CRISPR

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?

Podcast: The Ins and Outs of Genomics with George Church

George Church talks about his disappointment with the Human Genome Project, the blistering price/performance improvements in both DNA synthesis and sequencing, and CRISPR’s strength and weaknesses, in addition to the improvements he hopes to see in its successors. 

CRISPR-Focused Companies Take Stock Dive

Shares in various companies using gene editing technologies fell earlier this week, after it was widely reported that CRISPR may raise the risk of cancer in edited cell populations.

Weekend Reads

What should doctors do when patients are pushing hard to get treatment they’ve seen in a TV ad or read about online? Why are diverse labs winning at science, and what went down at this year’s CRISPRcon?