Tag: genome editing

First CRISPR babies born in China | Is that a good thing?

Reading Time: 3 minutes It finally happened. The CRISPR babies born in China were the first gene edited babies ever! 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…

Share the love!
By Santiago November 27, 2018 0

The top 6 limitations of CRISPR for successful treatments

Reading Time: 6 minutes China started CRISPR clinical trials already in 2015. The US came shortly after. Why so few diseases targeted? What are the limitations of CRISPR technology for clinical applications? 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 shortly…

Share the love!
By Santiago May 24, 2018 0

CRISPR-Cas9 explained simply | A powerful DNA-cutter?

Reading Time: 7 minutes 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 important to understand it, to be able to…

Share the love!
By Santiago November 22, 2017 0