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The Future Explored
A Gene Drive Could Wipe Out Mosquitoes. But What If We Want To Turn It Off?
gene drives
The Future Explored
A Gene Drive Could Wipe Out Mosquitoes. But What If We Want To Turn It Off?
Gene drives could wipe out malaria. It's risky, but scientists say it's getting safer.
December 5, 2020

Gene drives could wipe out malaria. It's risky, but scientists say it's getting safer.

CRISPR
CRISPR Used To Edit HIV Cure Into Monkey Embryos
HIV cure
CRISPR
CRISPR Used To Edit HIV Cure Into Monkey Embryos
A mutation of the CCR5 gene can cure HIV — and thanks to CRISPR, scientists may soon be able to study it in animal models.
November 29, 2020

A mutation of the CCR5 gene can cure HIV — and thanks to CRISPR, scientists may soon be able to study it in animal models.

CRISPR
CRISPR Could Help Save Coral Reefs from Bleaching
coral reefs bleaching
CRISPR
CRISPR Could Help Save Coral Reefs from Bleaching
Using CRISPR, scientists have identified a gene that could determine whether coral reefs are highly susceptible to bleaching or not.
November 25, 2020

Using CRISPR, scientists have identified a gene that could determine whether coral reefs are highly susceptible to bleaching or not.

Gene Editing
Bacteria’s Self-Destruct Mechanism May Unlock Next-Level Genome Editing
genome editing
Gene Editing
Bacteria’s Self-Destruct Mechanism May Unlock Next-Level Genome Editing
A mystery for 30 years, retrons are showing potential as genome-editing tools. Now, we know what they actually do.
November 18, 2020

A mystery for 30 years, retrons are showing potential as genome-editing tools. Now, we know what they actually do.

CRISPR
These Gene-Edited Pigs Could Help End Organ Shortages
gene-edited pigs
CRISPR
These Gene-Edited Pigs Could Help End Organ Shortages
These gene-edited pigs have organs designed to be more compatible with the human body, bringing xenotransplantation one step closer to reality.
October 25, 2020

These gene-edited pigs have organs designed to be more compatible with the human body, bringing xenotransplantation one step closer to reality.

CRISPR
CRISPR Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Nobel Prize in Chemistry
CRISPR
CRISPR Scientists Win Nobel Prize in Chemistry
For the first time, the Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to two women: CRISPR scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna.
October 7, 2020

For the first time, the Nobel Prize in chemistry has gone to two women: CRISPR scientists Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna.

CRISPR
CRISPR’d Male “Surrogates” Can Produce Another Animal’s Prized Sperm
CRISPR’d Male “Surrogates” Can Produce Another Animal’s Prized Sperm
CRISPR
CRISPR’d Male “Surrogates” Can Produce Another Animal’s Prized Sperm
High-quality sperm means high-quality animals, but the process can be expensive or inaccessible. CRISPR-edited “surrogate sires” may provide a solution.
September 20, 2020

High-quality sperm means high-quality animals, but the process can be expensive or inaccessible. CRISPR-edited “surrogate sires” may provide a solution.

CRISPR
Gene-Edited Squid: A Breakthrough in Brain Health Research
gene edited squid
CRISPR
Gene-Edited Squid: A Breakthrough in Brain Health Research
Researchers use CRISPR to create a gene-edited squid. This work could help advance research on neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's or Alzheimer's.
August 14, 2020

Researchers use CRISPR to create a gene-edited squid. This work could help advance research on neurodegenerative diseases like Huntington's or Alzheimer's.

CRISPR
This Genetically Modified Cow Could Transform Beef Production
GMO Food
CRISPR
This Genetically Modified Cow Could Transform Beef Production
Cosmo the bull calf has an extra SRY gene, which makes him more likely to sire male cows — and also makes him a strong candidate for use as a GMO food.
July 26, 2020

Cosmo the bull calf has an extra SRY gene, which makes him more likely to sire male cows — and also makes him a strong candidate for use as a GMO food.