Nature NEWS EXPLAINER 08 JANUARY 2018 Researchers hoping to use a gene-editing technique to treat diseases may have to seek alternative enzymes. The body’s own immune system could thwart some efforts to develop gene therapies based on the trendy genome-editing tool called CRISPR-Cas9, according to a study released on 5th January. Hopes are high that […]
MIT Technology Review by Emily Mullin January 17, 2018 Gene-edited immune cells could help wipe out deadly tumors. The first human test in the U.S. involving the gene-editing tool CRISPR could begin at any time and will employ the DNA cutting technique in a bid to battle deadly cancers. Doctors at the University of Pennsylvania […]
by Merlin Crossley | 3 Feb 2018 What is CRISPR gene editing, and how does it work? You’ve probably read stories about new research using the gene editing technique CRISPR, also called CRISPR/Cas9. The scientific world is captivated by this revolutionary technology, since it is easier, cheaper and more efficient than previous strategies for modifying […]
Nature Sara Reardon 3/09/2016 Timothy Doran’s 11-year-old daughter is allergic to eggs. And like about 2% of children worldwide who share the condition, she is unable to receive many routine vaccinations because they are produced using chicken eggs. Doran, a molecular biologist at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) in Geelong, Australia, thinks [&helli...
ABC Science By Bernie Hobbs Updated 11 Apr 2016, 11:03pm A powerful new gene-editing technology called CRISPR has enormous potential to treat human diseases but the ability to tinker with genes can also be controversial. Here we explain what CRISPR is and how it works. Since gene technology first emerged over 40 years ago we’ve […]