Prenatal gene therapy has been used to prevent acute neuronopathic Gaucher’s disease, however this approach is using viruses to deliver normal copies of genes.
Altering the genome, typically to better understand gene and protein function. This also paves the way for gene therapy.
Scientists have discovered that CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing can cause greater genetic damage in cells than was previously thought.
The Nuffield Council on Bioethics has concluded that using gene editing tools on human embryos, sperm, or eggs for heritable gene editing could be ‘morally permissible’ in some cases.
Scientists are taking advantage of the “self-homing” abilities of cancer cells and are creating armies of cancer-killing cells using CRISPR gene-editing.
Researchers have for the first time, used gene-editing tools in adult monkeys to disable a gene throughout much of the liver.
Researchers have for the first time used a gene editing technique to successfully cure a genetic condition in a mouse model.
New research could allow us greater control over what happens to genetically modified organisms once they’re in the wild.
Researchers have for the first time succeeded in converting human skin cells into pluripotent stem cells by activating the cell’s own genes, using gene editing technology CRISPRa.
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?
Researchers in the UK have invented a switch that allows them to turn protein expression off and on at will, potentially offering a control over gene editing tools.
Why are consumers so reluctant to embrace genetically modified foods? A new study suggests agricultural biotech companies are failing to show consumers a personal benefit to buying GM foods.