Genome Editing on Board
Genome Editing on Board
2018 closed with hubbub surrounding the purported birth of babies whose genomes had been edited using CRISPR. What will 2019 hold for CRISPR’s use in humans?
Genome Editing on Board
Genome Editing on Board

2018 closed with hubbub surrounding the purported birth of babies whose genomes had been edited using CRISPR. What will 2019 hold for CRISPR’s use in humans?

2018 closed with hubbub surrounding the purported birth of babies whose genomes had been edited using CRISPR. What will 2019 hold for CRISPR’s use in humans?

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Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2019
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
The Biggest Science News of 2018
The Biggest Science News of 2018
Kerry Grens | Dec 27, 2018
From disastrous scientific setbacks to the upending of scientific dogma and the end of a 40-year search for a protein
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
CRISPR Scientists Slam Methods Used on Gene-Edited Babies
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 4, 2018
Since He Jiankui presented his results at last week’s gene editing summit, researchers have raised concerns about his protocol, calling the procedure “amateurish” and “unconscionable.”
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
Opinion: Don’t Ban the Use of CRISPR in Embryos
John D. Loike | Nov 29, 2018
Despite a premature and ethically sketchy claim of genome editing in twin girls, an outright prohibition could blunt promising, responsible progress.
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Second CRISPR-Modified Pregnancy May Be Underway
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 28, 2018
He Jiankui, who reportedly edited the genomes of two babies already, broke the news at a conference in Hong Kong.
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Rice University Professor Helped Generate CRISPR’d Babies
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 27, 2018
The college has opened an investigation into Michael Deem’s involvement.
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Claim of First Gene-Edited Babies Triggers Investigation
Catherine Offord | Nov 26, 2018
He Jiankui says he has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 to tweak the genes of twins born earlier this month. Some independent experts are dubious.
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Study: Gene Drive Wipes Out Lab Mosquitoes
Ashley Yeager | Sep 24, 2018
No females were produced after eight generations, causing the population to collapse.
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Gene-Edited Skin Patch Prevents Cocaine Overdose in Mice
Shawna Williams | Sep 17, 2018
With a built-in supply of a powerful cocaine-chomping enzyme, the transplant might also curb addiction.