genetic modification

DNA/IDK

We Can Now Edit Single ‘Letters’ of DNA

New discoveries bring greater precision to gene editing.
Paul Tadich
10.25.17
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
CRISPR

These People Want to Genetically Engineer Pink Chickens

The Pink Chicken Project wants to use CRISPR to alter all chickens’ DNA in order to send a message about the health of our environment.
Emma Griffith
5.12.17
Florida

Florida Needs a New Place to Release Genetically-Modified Anti-Zika Mosquitoes

The local community voted against the experiment, but the government has decided to move forward somewhere else.
Kaleigh Rogers
11.21.16
Science

To Fight Zika, Let’s Genetically Modify Mosquitoes the Old-Fashioned Way

Controversial gene editing techniques aren't the only option.
Jeffrey Powell
4.29.16
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
Science

Why Eradicating Earth’s Mosquitoes To Fight Disease Is Probably a Bad Idea

Hint: no one knows for sure what the consequences would be.
Melissa Cronin
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
lit up

How Optogenetics Could Shine a Light on the Causes and Treatment of OCD

Pulsing light on genetically modified neurons revealed a link between specific brain cells and compulsive behaviour.
Emily Reynolds
11.24.15
uk

Here Comes the Genetically Modified, Disease-Resilient Super Spud

Researchers are trying to make a new potato that would require fewer pesticides and make healthier crisps.
Emiko Jozuka
6.5.15
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
startups

Software Is Designing Useful Microbes That Don't Exist in Nature

A startup called 20n has already made a Tylenol clone with its genetically-engineered microbes.
Kari Paul
3.26.15