Once activated, the CRISPR-Cas12a2 system goes on a rampage, chopping up DNA and RNA indiscriminately, causing cell death.
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CRISPR’s gene drive can defy evolution. Here’s how, explained by Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna.
An interview with CRISPR co-discoverer and Nobel Prize-winner Dr. Jennifer Doudna.
Merely 256 genetically engineered mice could make an island's pest population go extinct.
This small phase 1 study suggests that CRISPR-engineered T cells are safe and potentially effective, but there is a long way to go.
It could permanently lower cholesterol — and permanently reduce your risk of having a heart attack.
The development of the revolutionary gene-engineering tool CRISPR is a tale fit for the big screen.
It marks a breakthrough in using gene editing to treat diseases.
An innovation's value is found between the technophile’s promises and the Luddite’s doomsday scenarios.
We can’t edit tweets, but we can edit our own DNA.
She helped create CRISPR, a gene-editing technology that is changing the way we treat genetic diseases and even how we produce food.
Disease kills off 40% of farmed catfish. This gene protects them.
Three cutting-edge techniques – the gene-editing tool CRISPR, fluorescent proteins and optogenetics – were all inspired by nature.
The results of a recent study found that genetically engineering cats could be a solution to eliminating cat allergies.
Science has come a long way since Mary Shelley penned "Frankenstein." But we still grapple with the same questions.
The new documentary “Make People Better” leans toward a different narrative about gene-editing than we've heard before.
While Y chromosome loss was first observed in 1963, it was not until 2014 that researchers found the link to a shorter life span.
Could this spell the end for mosquitos?
The potential of CRISPR technology is incredible, but the threats are too serious to ignore.
The book "The Genesis Machine" outlines the promise and peril of synthetic biology, a powerful tool that will allow us to program life like a computer.
Is CRISPR the solution?
It was a particularly good year for biotech and medical technology. There were also notable advances in energy.
Cross-disciplinary cooperation is needed to save civilization.
A common weed uses uncommon types of photosynthesis.
“It’s a big resource in the way the human genome is a big resource, in that you can go in and do discovery-based research."
Smallpox, Ebola, HIV, influenza, the plague, malaria, and a whole host of terrible bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites were cooked up by Mother Nature, all on her own. Apparently, Mother Nature hasn't banned gain-of-function research.
For 40 years, scientists thought a specific gene was linked to aggression in hamsters. Removing it, however, had violent consequences.
A biotech startup has received $15 million in funding to genetically recreate woolly mammoths and rewild them in Siberia.
This spring, a U.S. and Chinese team announced that it had successfully grown, for the first time, embryos that included both human and monkey cells.
Could we all attain this superpower?