CRISPR-Cas9

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

Some Farmers Still Don't Trust CRISPR, Thanks to GMOs​

"I think there’s a lot of controversy over whether farmers are driving for these technologies or whether these technologies are manipulating farmers."
Mallory Locklear
12.21.17
DNA

Genetic Editing Could Cause the Next Cold War

If China pursues human genetic enhancement and the US retreats under a conservative government, it could create a divide between the modified and the not, sewing the seeds of global conflict.
Zoltan Istvan
12.13.16
genetics

CRISPR Co-Creator Isn’t Super Psyched About the J. Lo ‘CRISPR’ Show

Jennifer Doudna, one of the pioneers of the gene-editing technique, responds.
Carl Franzen
10.20.16
CRISPR

Monsanto Agrees to Use Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Responsibly

The Broad Institute granted Monsanto the first license allowing CRISPR/Cas9 to be used for agricultural products.
Daniel Oberhaus
9.24.16
Opinion

To Combat Radical Violence in America, We Need Radical Medicine

"If you make the human body virtually indestructible, being wounded loses some of its relevance."
Zoltan Istvan
7.13.16
Opinion

The Coming Genetic Editing Age of Humans Won’t Be Easy to Stomach

In the transhumanist age, the human being should be looked at more like a machine—something that comes out a particular way, but then can be heavily modified.
Zoltan Istvan
5.31.16
Health

Instead of Killing Mosquitoes, Why Don’t We Edit the Viruses Out of Them?

We’re desperate for a solution. What are our options?
Kaleigh Rogers
2.2.16
News

This New Gene Editing Technique Could Turn The Tide on Antibiotic Resistance

In a proof-of-concept, researchers used CRISPR/Cas to erase genes that make E. Coli resistant to antibiotics.
Paul Tadich
5.18.15
Culture

The Technology Transhumanists Want in Their Kids

Smart diapers, RFID chips, and more.
Zoltan Istvan
5.18.15
News

Scientists in China Just Edited Genes in Human Embryos for the First Time

A lackluster first attempt suggests we're a long way off from safely gene-editing human babies.
Steph Yin
4.23.15
Goodbye Meatbags

Germline engineering could lead to designer babies and superstrength

Using CRISPR-Cas9 to edit genes is controversial but exciting
Steph Yin
4.15.15
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