Studies using CRISPR on monkeys look encouraging, but more needs to be done before the gene-editing technology can be used on humans.
The team who previously stated that CRISPR caused hundreds of unintended mutations are unable to replicate their controversial result.
Scientists have created a new tool that targets not DNA, but RNA, and used it to correct a protein imbalance in cells from a dementia patient, restoring them to healthy levels.
The fragile X syndrome is the most common form of intellectual impairment in men, affecting 1 out of 3,600 boys. Scientists have used CRISPR to restore its activity.
A life sciences expert has warned that obtaining CRISPR IP rights is expected to become a lot more difficult in the near future.
One new gene editing technique is so precise, it’s almost shocking. MhAX, as it’s called, uses CRISPR and a DNA repair system to alter a single DNA base in the human genome.
In a recent interview, Josiah Zayner admitted, “I didn’t realise the consequences of what would happen” after publicly injecting himself with CRISPR.”