From Geek.com: New Gene-Editing Tools Aim to Fight Disease

Scientists have developed genetic tools that help solve two of the problems hampering genome-editing superweapon CRISPR. These discoveries provide new hope for treating, or even curing, certain genetic diseases. The first is led […]
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From Digital Trends: Genetically optimized corn is more nutritious, could revolutionize agriculture

Scientists at Rutgers University and China’s Sichuan Academy of Agricultural Sciences have come up with a way to improve the nutritional value of corn using smart gene-editing technology.
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From Engadget RSS Feed: Anti-doping agency to ban gene editing starting in 2018

Anti-doping agencies are constantly playing whack-a-mole with cheating, as new drugs pop up as soon as tests are found for the old ones. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) now says it wants to to crush a new one before it grows into a monster…

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From Geek.com: Researchers Repair Human Embryos with “Chemical Surgery”

A team at Sun Yat-sen University in China has managed to use “chemical surgery” to rewrite parts of the genetic code of a human embryo. If this sounds familiar, you might be thinking […]

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From Gizmodo: New ‘Chemical Surgery’ Technique Repairs Mutations in Human Embryos

For the first time, a research team from China used a new technique to fix a blood disorder in human embryos. The scientists performed “chemical surgery�—a procedure that rewrites errors in genetic code instead of snapping and replacing strands of faulty DNA, which is the central strategy employed by the CRISPR gene…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: Gene editing could make wheat safe for celiac sufferers

Celiac disease is thought to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Although doctors are still grappling with the causes of the autoimmune disorder, one thing is for sure: If you’re diagnosed it with it, you should avoid gluten. But maintaining long-lasti…

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From Engadget RSS Feed: CRISPR gene-editing could result in more successful birth rates

Gene-edited human embryos are offering new insights into the earliest stages of development, and could reduce the risk of miscarriage at the outset of pregnancy. In a new study, researchers from the UK’s Francis Crick Institute used CRISPR Cas9 to bl…

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From Digital Trends: CRISPR gene-editing technology could lower risk of miscarriages

CRISPR allows for the permanent modification of genes within organisms. It can also cut out genetic defects that are believed to contribute to miscarriages. Scientists could determine why some women have more miscarriages than others.

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From Digital Trends: CRISPR gene-editing technology could lower risk of miscarriages

CRISPR allows for the permanent modification of genes within organisms. It can also cut out genetic defects that are believed to contribute to miscarriages. Scientists could determine why some women have more miscarriages than others.

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From Digital Trends: Next-gen gene editor will be the CRISPR sequel we’ve been waiting for

Just when we were getting used to the CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing revolution, a new “fourth-generationâ€� DNA base editor has come along — offering a new safer way to modify genetic code.

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