Interested in novel science and its applications, but sick to death of hearing about CRISPR? Then this story is for you.
U.S. regulators have put a halt on a clinical trial planned to use CRISPR technology on sickle-cell patients due to ‘unspecified questions’, CRISPR Therapeutics said on Wednesday.
Scientists have successfully developed a far easier way to manipulate different genes by using a common research model, baker’s yeast.
A great look at the concerns over DIY Gene Editing in The New York Times.
Researchers have slowed the growth of pancreatic cancer by harnessing CRISPR genome editing to remove key molecules implicated in its spread.
Researchers have developed a new technique for the powerful gene editing tool CRISPR to restore retinal function in mice afflicted by a degenerative retinal disease. This is the first time researchers have successfully applied CRISPR technology to a type of inherited disease known as a dominant disorder.
A bit of advice for any criminals inspired to try and edit their own genes – it’s unlikely to work, and it may present health risks.
There are fears that CRISPR could be used by criminals to clear their names from forensic databases or evade detection, as access to the technique becomes more widely available.
Researchers at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard have reported that their platform, SHERLOCK, now can be used to detect viruses directly in clinical samples such as blood or saliva.