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Scientists Use CRISPR to Create Neanderthal Mini-Brains in a Lab
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CRISPR
Scientists Use CRISPR to Create Neanderthal Mini-Brains in a Lab
Scientists modified brain tissue from modern humans to carry a gene that once belonged to Neanderthals.
February 20, 2021

Scientists modified brain tissue from modern humans to carry a gene that once belonged to Neanderthals.

Virology
Can CRISPR Engineer Immunity to Avian Flu in Chickens?
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Virology
Can CRISPR Engineer Immunity to Avian Flu in Chickens?
An outbreak of avian flu in chickens can mean millions of birds dead and billions of dollars lost. This startup wants to engineer flu-resistant poultry.
February 7, 2021

An outbreak of avian flu in chickens can mean millions of birds dead and billions of dollars lost. This startup wants to engineer flu-resistant poultry.

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CRISPR Could Make Wheat Safe for Celiac Disease
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CRISPR
CRISPR Could Make Wheat Safe for Celiac Disease
Sufferers of celiac end up with some pretty lack-luster pastries. A startup thinks CRISPR can help.
February 6, 2021

Sufferers of celiac end up with some pretty lack-luster pastries. A startup thinks CRISPR can help.

CRISPR
Base Editing Could Cure a Host of Genetic Diseases
base editing
CRISPR
Base Editing Could Cure a Host of Genetic Diseases
Base editing has proven useful for correcting disease-causing point mutations in animals — and now, human trials are on the horizon.
January 17, 2021

Base editing has proven useful for correcting disease-causing point mutations in animals — and now, human trials are on the horizon.

Genetics
CRISPR’s Big Year: Top Breakthroughs of 2020
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Genetics
CRISPR’s Big Year: Top Breakthroughs of 2020
2020 was a big year for the gene-editing tool CRISPR. It was used to cure disease, edit DNA in a human's eye, and even gene-edit pigs to grow suitable organs to transplant into humans.
December 26, 2020

2020 was a big year for the gene-editing tool CRISPR. It was used to cure disease, edit DNA in a human's eye, and even gene-edit pigs to grow suitable organs to transplant into humans.

CRISPR
HIV Can Hide Inside Human Cells for Years. Can CRISPR Cut It Out?
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CRISPR
HIV Can Hide Inside Human Cells for Years. Can CRISPR Cut It Out?
Using CRISPR to stop the replication of SIV, a primate virus closely related to HIV, researchers may have taken a step to wiping the virus out in the body.
December 13, 2020

Using CRISPR to stop the replication of SIV, a primate virus closely related to HIV, researchers may have taken a step to wiping the virus out in the body.

The Future Explored
A Gene Drive Could Wipe Out Mosquitoes. But What If We Want To Turn It Off?
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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 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
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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.

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CRISPR Could Help Save Coral Reefs from Bleaching
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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.