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.
Altering the genome, typically to better understand gene and protein function. This also paves the way for gene therapy.
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.
Researchers have conducted the first demonstration of site-specific gene editing in a mouse fetus, correcting a mutation that causes a severe form of anaemia.
Scientists have produced pigs that can resist one of the world’s most costly animal diseases, by changing their genetic code. And the animals show no signs that the change in their DNA has had any other impact on their health or wellbeing — yet.
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has decided to grant not just one, but two new CRISPR patents to UC Berkeley, home of pioneer Jennifer Doudna, who many consider the creator of the technology.
Scientists are now genetically engineering monkeys using CRISPR in an attempt to understand how autism affects the brain.
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.
The deal gives Editas Medicine an exclusive ‘first’ to negotiate for licenses to genome-editing inventions that rise from the sponsored research.
Wrinkles aren’t just a sign of ageing on our appearance, but also occurs deep inside on a cellular level. These wrinkles appear to prevent our genes from functioning properly, researchers have found.