Scientists Use CRISPR to Genetically Engineer A Mouse

  • 12 Sep 2022

For the first time in the world, complete chromosomal rearrangement in mammals have been achieved, making a new breakthrough in synthetic biology.

Chemistry Nobel Prize Awarded to CRISPR-Cas9

The Prize in Chemistry went to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna. The two researchers achieved fame in 2012 when they developed the revolutionary tool CRISPR-Cas9 to make gene editing easier.

Tests suggest scientists achieved first 'in body' gene editing

Scientists think they have achieved the first gene editing inside the body, altering DNA in adults to try to treat a disease.

First gene-edited babies claimed in China

A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies—twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.

New platform transforms gene editor into precision tool

Researchers have developed a new platform that makes CRISPR less like a cutting tool and more like a word processor with a search-and-replace function.

How Editing RNA—Not DNA—Could Cure Disease in the Future

Editing another essential molecular component of our biology—RNA, the messenger used by cells to turns DNA instructions into proteins— holds great promise.

China Has Already Gene-Edited 86 People With CRISPR

In the U.S., the first planned clinical trials of CRISPR gene editing in people are about to kick off. China already used the gene-altering tool to change the DNA of dozens of people in several clinical trials.

In a Major First, Scientists Edit DNA Within the Human Body

US scientists have edited the DNA inside of a patient’s body, in an attempt to cure a genetic disorder by permanently changing the human genome. The news represents a major landmark in science.

Gene-editing success holds promise for preventing inherited diseases

Scientists have, for the first time, corrected a disease-causing mutation in early stage human embryos with gene editing.

Human embryo edited for first time in US, pushes limits

The data is unpublished, but scientists say it advances effort to erase genetic diseases.

Grand challenges we'll face by 2050

Editing genes, ageing populations, rising sea levels… the world is moving faster than ever. What will those trends mean for our society over the next 30 years?

A New Gene-Altering Cancer Treatment Shows ‘Astonishing’ Rate of Success

A Food and Drug Administration panel has recommended approval of a leukemia treatment that rewires a patient’s immune cells to fight cancer.

US First Free-Roaming Genetically Engineered Insects

A field trial will take place in New York area and will become the first wild release of an insect modified using genetic engineering in the US.

CRISPR DNA Editing Can Cause Hundreds of Off-Target Mutations

A new study offers a cautionary tale for using the widely hyped gene-editing tool CRISPR on people.

Gene editing strategy eliminates HIV-1 infection

Scientists have demonstrated that HIV-1 replication can be completely shut down and the virus eliminated from infected cells in animals with a powerful gene editing technology.