Hear what Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research has to say on the latest in gene editing and its use via CRISPR/Cas9.
December 11, 2016 BioEdge Michael Cook Just as scientists in the UK are about to begin clinical trials with three-parent embryos, a study in Nature asserts that it may not work for some patients. The technique is intended to help women who are carriers of mitochondrial disease to give birth to healthy children. The nuclear DNA […]
Nov 30, 2016 Science Daily University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine CRISPR/Cas9, a powerful genome editing tool, is showing promise for efficient correction of disease-causing mutations. For the first time, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania have developed a dual gene therapy approach to deliver key components of […]
The Guardian Dec 4, 2016 Robin McKie, Science Editor Scientists will make a controversial call this week to extend the current 14-day limit for carrying out experiments on human embryos to 28 days. The move follows recent breakthroughs that have allowed researchers to double the time embryos can be kept alive in the laboratory. By […]