Catching cancer in the act

Using CRISPR technology, researchers are tracking the lineage of individual cancer cells as they proliferate and metastasize in real-time.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
Jan. 22, 2021 ~10 min

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UK consultation launched over gene edited food

The government launches a public consultation on using gene editing to modify livestock and crops.

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Jan. 7, 2021 ~6 min

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Editing the DNA of human embryos could protect us from future pandemics

We could start making our genomes equipped to deal with more frequent pandemics. But it may come at a cost.

Yusef Paolo Rabiah, PhD Candidate at UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, UCL • conversation
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Editing the DNA of human embryos could be used to protect us from future pandemics

We could start making our genomes equipped to deal with more frequent pandemics. But it may come at a cost.

Yusef Paolo Rabiah, PhD Candidate at UCL Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy, UCL • conversation
Dec. 7, 2020 ~7 min

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Regulating the regulators

Tiny microRNAs help destroy unwanted messenger RNAs in cells. New research finds how the body keeps them in check.

Eva Frederick | Whitehead Institute • mit
Nov. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Flaws emerge in modeling human genetic diseases in animals

Recent studies using CRISPR to fast-track genetic studies into human disease genes appear flawed.

Gage Crump, Professor of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine, University of Southern California • conversation
Nov. 10, 2020 ~8 min

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Nobel prize: who gets left out?

Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the Nobel prize in chemistry for Crispr but they weren't the only key figures in its development.

Rebecca Owens, PhD Candidate in Intellectual Property Law, University of Liverpool • conversation
Oct. 8, 2020 ~4 min

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Nobel Prize for chemistry honors exquisitely precise gene-editing technique, CRISPR – a gene engineer explains how it works

The tools to rewrite the genetic code to improve crops and livestock, or to treat genetic diseases, has revolutionized biology. A CRISPR engineer explains why this technology won the Nobel, and its potential.

Piyush K. Jain, Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering, Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering, UF Health Cancer Center, University of Florida • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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Nobel Prize for CRISPR honors two great scientists – and leaves out many others

Most scientific discoveries these days aren't easily ascribed to a single researcher. CRISPR is no different – and ongoing patent fights underscore how messy research can be.

Marc Zimmer, Professor of Chemistry, Connecticut College • conversation
Oct. 7, 2020 ~9 min

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Fast, inexpensive test for malaria drills down to specifics

A team of researchers has developed a CRISPR-based malaria test that is fast, inexpensive and can be conducted in low-resource settings.

Benjamin Boettner • harvard
Sept. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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