CRISPR/Cas9

DNA/IDK

DNA Damage from CRISPR Has Been ‘Seriously Underestimated’

The breakthrough gene therapy has hit some major stumbling blocks in the last few months that threaten its status as a therapy.
Daniel Oberhaus
7.17.18
DNA/IDK

These Kids Are Learning CRISPR At Summer Camp

I went to a New York classroom to see how kids were being prepared for the future of gene editing.
Mallory Locklear
7.27.17
DNA/IDK

We Should Be Talking About Human Gene Editing At the Dinner Table

CRISPR was used on viable human embryos last week and there's no going back.
Ankita Rao
3.13.17
Gene

Researchers Discover 'Stop' Button for CRISPR

The gene-editing tool is powerful, and an antidote can help make it safer.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
12.29.16
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
philosophy

A Bioethicist Argues for Engineering Babies That Will Have an Easy Life

Bioethicist Julian Savulescu reckons there's nothing wrong with genetically engineering a child that'll have it easy. In fact, he thinks we're morally obligated.
Richard Wordsworth
7.5.16
Donald Trump

If You Care About the Earth, Vote for the Least Religious Presidential Candidate

The obvious reason going green doesn’t work is the sheer impossibility of getting the developed world to stop… well, developing​.
Zoltan Istvan
4.27.16
News

One Thing that Could Stop the Rise of Gene Editing: Insurance Companies

A company that wants to use CRISPR on humans says it will fail if insurance companies don’t cover its therapies.
Jason Koebler
4.12.16
earth

Why Scientists on Two Continents Are Growing Dinosaur Parts on Chickens

And whether we'll be able to build a dinosaur one day.
Kate Lunau
3.15.16
uk

A Landmark Ruling Allows Gene Editing in Human Embryos

It's the first time a national regulatory authority has endorsed gene editing in human embryos.
Victoria Turk
2.1.16
Culture

Someone Will Eventually Use CRISPR to Try to Make a Dragon or Unicorn

So much emphasis has been placed on human genome editing that other types of genetic editing are falling through the cracks.
Jason Koebler
12.8.15
Science

What Happens If Someone Uses This DIY Gene Hacking Kit to Make Mutant Bacteria?

As the DIY bio movement grows, questions have been raised about the consequences of bringing the technology to all.
Kari Paul
12.7.15