In a report released on 3 September, a group of experts from ten countries conclude that germline editing of human embryos is still too risky due to unresolved scientific and
The groundbreaking documentary Food Evolution offered the general public a science-based introduction to crop biotechnology, revealing how activists attack it and debunking some of the more pernicious myths about GMOs
In the September 2019 issue of Nature Biotechnology, a collective of scientists mostly from Insilico Medicine, led by Alex Zhavoronkov, CEO and founder of the company, published a landmark article.
For the first time, scientists at the Casey Eye Institute at the Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland in the US have used CRISPR gene editing directly inside
The Chinese scientist behind the gene-edited babies controversy has been sentenced to three years in jail. The court in Shenzen found scientist Jiankui He guilty of illegal practice and the
Scientists have used CRISPR technology to develop a new generation of gene-edited pigs that may one day provide much-needed donor organs for people. The genetically engineered animals are described in
A new gene-editing technique may be capable of fixing almost all disease-causing genetic defects — with fewer off-target effects. The new CRISPR gene-editing technique, described in a Nature paper published
A study published last June in Nature Medicine suggesting that the mutation used to create the world’s first CRISPR babies might shorten their life expectancy has been retracted, reports Nature.
A group of leading forest biotechnology scientists from around the world call for the reassessment of all sustainable forestry certification systems and suggest that current policies should be modified to
A new comprehensive review paper published last week on 15 July in Nature plants explores how scientists can use CRISPR to enhance traditional plant breeding techniques with the goal of