US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing
US Senators Call for International Guidelines for Germline Editing

In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”

In the wake of reports of CRISPRed babies born in China, a bipartisan resolution “opposes the experiments that resulted in pregnancies using genome-edited human embryos.”

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USPTO Restarts CRISPR Patent Dispute Between Broad and UC
USPTO Restarts CRISPR Patent Dispute Between Broad and UC
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2019
The US patent office declares an interference between the intellectual property held by the Broad Institute and several patent applications filed by the University of California—opposite its previous ruling.
Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies
Fertility Clinics Sought Advice from Scientist Who CRISPRed Babies
Chia-Yi Hou | May 29, 2019
Emails reveal that a facility in Dubai and others have asked geneticist He Jiankui for help in gene-editing embryos.
Infographic: AI Predicts Post-CRISPR Repairs
Infographic: AI Predicts Post-CRISPR Repairs
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2019
Double-strand breaks can produce several different outcomes.
Could AI Make Gene Editing More Accurate?
Could AI Make Gene Editing More Accurate?
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2019
Machine learning algorithms predict the repairs made to DNA after Cas9 cuts.
Mice Gene-Edited While Still in the Womb
Mice Gene-Edited While Still in the Womb
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 19, 2019
CRISPR reagents injected into the amniotic fluid inactivated a gene in the fetuses that would normally cause lung disease and kill the mice a few hours after birth.
Base Editors Cause Off-Target Mutations in RNA
Base Editors Cause Off-Target Mutations in RNA
Catherine Offord | Apr 18, 2019
A new study indicates that the modified CRISPR-Cas9 technology will need to be further refined before it can safely be used for research and therapeutic applications.
Two Patients Treated with CRISPRed Cells in Immunotherapy Trial
Two Patients Treated with CRISPRed Cells in Immunotherapy Trial
Shawna Williams | Apr 16, 2019
One person with multiple myeloma and one with sarcoma are the first so far to receive the genetically engineered T cells in the study.
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Monkeys Genetically Edited to Mimic Human Brain Development
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 10, 2019
Rhesus monkeys engineered to express a human gene reportedly show delayed brain development and better short-term memory. Fellow scientists are raising ethical red flags.
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
WHO Panel Calls For a Registry of Gene-Editing Research in Humans
Catherine Offord | Mar 20, 2019
The advisors’ recommendations follow news of ethically dubious gene-editing work carried out by He Jiankui late last year.