Tag: genome editing

Genome edited CRISPR babies are born

Reading Time: 3 minutes It finally happened. The first CRISPR edited babies were recently born! Or that’s the claim at least. He Jiankui, a scientist from the Southern University of Science and Technology of China in Shenzhen claims to have disabled a gene important for HIV infections. He edited embryos using CRISPR, which he then used for in vitro…

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By Santiago November 27, 2018 0

The top six reasons only some diseases are treated in CRISPR clinical trials… for the moment

Reading Time: 6 minutes The top six reasons only some diseases are treated in CRISPR clinical trials… for the moment  Damn, this CRISPR-thing escalated fast. In 2013, we could read the first reports of the genome editing tool CRISPR-Cas9 being used in human and mouse cells and just two years later it was suddenly possible to change genes in…

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By Santiago May 24, 2018 0

What in the name of science is CRISPR/Cas?

Reading Time: 7 minutes What in the name of science is CRISPR/Cas? CRISPR/Cas is the tool that is on people’s lips right now, not only scientists’ (in our opinion at least). Media is talking about designer-babies, disease-resistant crops and many other applications. It could possibly play a significant role in our future everyday lives, and because of this, it’s…

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By Santiago November 22, 2017 0

Genome editing: How we cut and manipulate genes in our DNA

Reading Time: 8 minutes Genome editing: How we cut and manipulate genes in our DNA There is a good chance that you have heard of the advances in genome engineering and genome editing. Scientists can now alter the sequence of mammalian genes (and of other organisms) through a relatively new technology called CRISPR. This highly efficient tool has truly…

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By The Embassy November 16, 2017 0