Scientists want to halt gene editing in humans

A breakthrough gene-editing process developed in 2012 could potentially be used to eradicate genetic diseases in humans—or make a person more intelligent or attractive. The Crispr-Cas9 or “DNA scissors” technique involves making DNA-altering changes to sperm, eggs, or embryos that could then be inherited by future generations. For example, negative mutations could be replaced with [&...

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A Single-Cell Breakthrough: newly developed technology dissects properties of single stem cells

I saw this on Science Daily:March 17, 2015 Summary: Researchers figure out a way to isolate and grow thousands elusive intestinal stem cells at one time, a high throughput technological advance that could give scientists the ability to study stem cell biology gastrointestinal disorders like never before. e human gut is a remarkable thing. Every […]

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Featured Team Members

  • Carol Szczepaniak

    Carol has 34 years of combined Scientific Research, Teaching, and Pharmaceutical Sales with a proven track record in exc...

  • Sister Renee Mirkes, Ph.D.

    Sister Renée Mirkes, OSF, PhD is a member of the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, Manitowoc, WI. She serves as ...

  • Bryan Van Deun, Ed.D.

    Bryan J. Van Deun, Ed.D., spent 42 years in educational administration and nonprofit fundraising leadership positions in...

  • Dick Muller

    Born and raised in Algona, IA, Dick graduated from Bishop Garrigan High School and the University of Iowa in Iowa City. ...

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The Nebraska Coalition for Ethical Research is a statewide advocate for biomedical research that promotes the life, dignity and rights of every human being at each developmental stage.

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