Experts are saying it's a "huge step forward for synthetic biology."
- Until recently, the gene-editing tool CRISPR has only been able to make changes within single genes.
- The new tools allow scientists to cut and splice larger chunks of genetic material.
- The findings will likely have major implications for a variety of research fields, and also allow researchers to create synthetic species that can produce molecules not made by natural organisms.
A transformational tool for the future of the world.
- The 'cut and paste' DNA tool CRISPR will one day eliminate deadly diseases.
- The technology will give us the capability to genetically design our children and perhaps one day ourselves.
- CRISPR is already revolutionizing certain fields of medicine.
A team of Japanese researchers comes across a remarkably simple trick.
- On average, ejaculate holds about a 50/50 mix of X and Y sperm.
- In some cultures and countries, there are strong historical and contemporary preferences for males over females.
- There are genes unique to X sperm that can be manipulated to make them swim more slowly than Y sperm.
The question is no longer "can we" but "should we" edit human embryos.
These tests report on more than just your risk for cilantro aversion and your ice-cream flavor preference.