Technology

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?

Weekend Reads

This week: Reversed ageing, pig organs, the future of humankind and citizen scientists using genetics to solve past crimes. 

Shifting the Patient Paradigm

The Greenwood Genetic Center (GGC) has embarked on a novel program to leverage traditional and emerging genomic technologies, in the search for answers for undiagnosed patients. 

Generating Patients Heart Cells in a Dish

Researchers at Standford University have used a method of using stem cells and gene editing tools to determine whether a particular genetic mutation could contribute to a heart condition.