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CRISPR-Cas9 is a revolutionary gene-editing tool, but it’s not without its downsides. Now, scientists at Harvard have demonstrated an alternative genetic engineering system called Retron Library Recombineering (RLR), which works without cutting DNA and can be quickly applied to huge populations of cells.Continue ReadingCategory: Biology, ScienceTags: gene therapy, Genetic engineering, Genetics, B
The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to the two scientists who discovered and refined the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing tool. One of the most important scientific breakthroughs of the last decade, CRISPR allows for relatively simple editing of genes and could revolutionize medicine, agriculture and other fields.Continue ReadingCategory: ScienceTags: Nobel prizes, CRISPR, gene therapy, Ge
We've seen the powerful ways the CRISPR gene-editing tool could bring about better health outcomes by targeting and replacing specific pieces of DNA, but scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) have been exploring a different approach. By using the technique to target RNA instead, the researchers have demonstrated an ability to destroy toxic accumulations of this molecule, whi
Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) is one of the most common and most devastating muscular diseases. Now researchers have managed to use the CRISPR gene-editing tool to correct the condition in pigs, bringing the treatment ever closer to human trials.
The scientist responsible for creating the world’s first gene-edited babies has been sentenced to three years in prison alongside shorter sentences for two of his colleagues. Chinese state news also revealed a third gene-edited baby has been born.


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