CRISPR

CRISPR

Scientist Who Gene-Edited Babies ‘Will Be Dealt With Seriously,’ Chinese Investigators Say

A report by Chinese authorities on Monday alleged that He Jiankui violated ethics and research integrity in editing the DNA of human babies.
Sarah Emerson
1.22.19
future

We Asked 105 Experts What Gives Them Hope About the Future

Welcome to the bright side of Motherboard’s two-part poll about the future.
Becky Ferreira
12.5.18
CRISPR

Chinese CRISPR Scientist Who Allegedly Edited Infants’ Genes Is Reportedly Missing

Local Chinese media says the controversial scientist has been placed under “house arrest” by a Shenzhen university which has since denied the claim.
Sarah Emerson
12.4.18
DNA/IDK

‘Society Will Decide What to Do Next’: Chinese Researchers Claim to Create the First Gene-Edited Babies

The researchers claim the DNA of twin girls was altered to protect them against HIV, but the results haven’t been published in a scientific journal and many researchers are questioning the ethical and scientific validity of the claim.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.26.18
DNA/IDK

Researchers Edited Mice Genes to Stop Them from Dreaming

The molecular mechanisms behind sleep were largely a mystery until now.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.28.18
DNA/IDK

Chinese Scientists Used CRISPR to Make a New Species With 'One Giant Chromosome'

For the last 20 million years, the species of yeast used to brew beer has had 16 chromosomes. Now scientists have created a new species with just one.
Daniel Oberhaus
8.7.18
DNA/IDK

CRISPR Can Now Edit Genes Using Nanoparticles Instead of Viruses

The new delivery mechanism completely turned off a gene responsible for high cholesterol in mice.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.13.17
DNA/IDK

We Can Now Edit Single ‘Letters’ of DNA

New discoveries bring greater precision to gene editing.
Paul Tadich
10.25.17
DNA/IDK

Nobel Winner Kazuo Ishiguro's ‘Never Let Me Go’ Predicted the Gene Editing Debate

On Thursday, Ishiguro won the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Ben Richmond
10.5.17
DNA/IDK

Scientists Used CRISPR to Edit a Gene That Causes Miscarriages

The gene editing technology could eventually herald the next frontier in fertility treatment.
Mallory Locklear
10.2.17
CRISPR

Prominent Geneticists Question the Results of Human Embryo Editing Experiment

Some of the world's best geneticists say they need more proof before we welcome our designer baby future.
Tanya Basu
9.1.17
brave new world

US Scientists Just Confirmed They’ve Genetically Modified Human Embryos

The researchers want to move onto clinical trials in humans and “monitor the birth of children."
Kate Lunau
8.2.17
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