CRISPR Protects Bacteria From Invading Viruses in an Unexpected Way

Recent studies show that the famous gene-editing tool does more in bacteria than just spot DNA for chopping up; it coordinates with other proteins to bulk up defenses against invading viruses as well.

New CRISPR cancer treatment tested in humans for first time

Now scientists have used CRISPR to remove and add genes to these cells to help them recognize a patient’s specific tumor cells. 

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.

CRISPR baby mutation significantly increases mortality

A genetic mutation that a Chinese scientist attempted to create in twin babies born last year, ostensibly to help them fend off HIV infection, is also associated with a 21% increase in mortality in later life.

A biosynthetic dual-core cell computer

Swiss researchers have now found a way to use biological components to construct a flexible core processor, that accepts different kinds of programming. The processor developed is based on a modified CRISPR-Cas9 system.

New CRISPR Method That 'Skips' Over Gene Sections

Scientists have discovered a new technique that can leave out particular sections of a gene, essentially 'skipping' them. New method, called CRISPR-SKIP, could be used to control how genes are expressed and regulated.

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.

‘No-Cut’ CRISPR Activates Genes Without Altering DNA

To avoid off-target mutations, scientists at the Salk Institute modified CRISPR to become a gene activator instead of a gene editor.

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.

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.