A boy who was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy when he was four years old has now recovered after being injected with an experimental gene therapy. It’s not yet clear whether the...
A team of London-based scientists used the popular gene-editing technique CRISPR to genetically modify human embryos — but the results fell far from expectations, as OneZero reports. The embryos...
Over the next two years, the biotech company Oxitec plans to release millions of genetically modified mosquitoes in Florida and Texas in an attempt to stop the spread of diseases like dengue and...
A new coronavirus test uses gene-hacking tech to determine whether someone is sick with COVID-19 — and it only costs $6 to make. Because there are still too few tests to go around, a pair of MIT...
The next generation of genetic medicine may be inspired by a bizarre genetic trick that a small squid species uses to edit its own genome on the fly. The longfin inshore squid can edit the RNA...
For the first time, doctors have attempted to cure blindness by gene-hacking patients with CRISPR technology. A team from Oregon Health & Science Institute injected three droplets of fluid that...
Scientists from the University of Pennsylvania just published the results of the first U.S. trial of CRISPR-edited cells in cancer patients — and they’re very encouraging. In April 2019, UPenn...
A colorful new weapon has emerged in the war on antibiotic resistance. On Wednesday, researchers in China published a study in the journal ACS Central Science detailing their creation of a new kind...
On Monday, Chinese state-run news agency Xinhua reported that He Jiankui, the researcher responsible for creating the world’s first gene-edited babies, had been sentenced to three years in prison...
Chinese researcher He Jiankui is going to prison for creating the world’s first gene-edited babies. In November 2018, He announced that he’d gene-edited human embryos and brought them to term...