Gene editing can change an animal’s sex

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The human immune system can hinder the gene-editing tool, though there could be ways around it

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The National Institutes of Health has lifted a ban on “gain-of-function” research on Tuesday—the kind of research that requires genetically modifying viruses to make them more deadly or more contagious

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The first clinical trials are slated to begin in the U.S. and Europe while others are stalled

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A team of scientists wants to accelerate research into a genetic disorder by using CRISPR to copy unique mutations from affected children into pigs

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Revising the Genome

December 4, 2017

CRISPR lets scientists edit our genetic source code. This is going to be interesting. With comments from our Debra Mathews

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Josiah Zayner took a swig from his beer and squinted into the spotlight. He was already kind of drunk. He also hadn’t bothered to write a speech. Tattooed and heavily pierced with a shock of blue-gray hair, he shuffled around uneasily on stage. But 150-odd people had flown in from around the country to hear him speak—the mad pirate-king of biotech

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Canada is among the few countries in the world where genetically engineering human embryos isn’t just illegal, doing so could land you behind bars

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