From Gizmodo: The First US Human CRISPR Trials Could Start Any Day Now

The first U.S. human trial using CRISPR to treat disease could kick off any day now. The trial, led by the University of Pennsylvania, will use the gene-editing tool to modify immune cells, prompting them to attack three different types of cancer.Read …

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From Gizmodo: Why CRISPR-Edited Food May Be in Supermarkets Sooner Than You Think

In September, the U.S. Department of Agriculture gave the green light to a version of the plant Camelina sativa, an important oilseed crop that had been genetically engineered using CRISPR to produce enhanced omega-3 oil. What was interesting about thi…

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From Gizmodo: Should Access to Your Own DNA Be Treated as a Civil Right?

Ten years ago this year, Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a whopper of a law conceived at the onset of an era of rapid advancement in genetics. It was intended to protect Americans from all the ways their genetic informati…

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From Gizmodo: Should Access to Your Own DNA Be Treated as a Civil Right?

Ten years ago this year, Congress passed the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act, a whopper of a law conceived at the onset of an era of rapid advancement in genetics. It was intended to protect Americans from all the ways their genetic informati…

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From Gizmodo: Would Mutant Species Solve Our Environmental Woes—Or Set Off a Global Catastrophe?

Genetic engineering is often derided as “playing God.â€� No technology approaches that metaphor more closely than the gene drive. A powerful and controversial technology, a gene drive is a form of genetic engineering that allows researchers in a lab…

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From Gizmodo: Why DARPA Is Investing Big in Gene Drives

A powerful and controversial new genetic engineering technology called a gene drive offers the potential to drastically reshape our world by overriding natural selection. And the US military’s research arm is among one of the technology’s biggest r…

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