WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
The guidance comes after two years of consulting with hundreds of stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, religious leaders, patient groups, and scientists.
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing
WHO Releases New Recommendations on Human Genome Editing

The guidance comes after two years of consulting with hundreds of stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, religious leaders, patient groups, and scientists.

The guidance comes after two years of consulting with hundreds of stakeholders, including indigenous peoples, religious leaders, patient groups, and scientists.

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Technique Talk: Supporting Organoid Growth in 3D Cell Culture
Technique Talk: Supporting Organoid Growth in 3D Cell Culture
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Bio-Techne | Mar 8, 2021
In this workshop, you will learn how to optimally culture organoids and support their growth after genetic manipulation.
A Revolution in Evolution: Rapid, High-Throughput Biochemical Discovery at the Push of a Button
A Revolution in Evolution: Rapid, High-Throughput Biochemical Discovery at the Push of a Button
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with InScripta | Feb 25, 2021
Tyson Shepherd will present data from two large-scale screens of libraries developed using the Inscripta Onyx platform.
The Next Generation of CRISPR-Cas Systems
The Next Generation of CRISPR-Cas Systems
The Scientist Staff | Feb 4, 2021
Researchers reinvent genome editing with new CRISPR-Cas systems.
CRISPR’s Adaptation to Genome Editing Earns Chemistry Nobel
CRISPR’s Adaptation to Genome Editing Earns Chemistry Nobel
Amanda Heidt | Oct 7, 2020
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna reprogrammed the bacterial immune response into one of the most popular tools for genetics and molecular biology.
Panel Lays Out Guidelines for CRISPR-Edited Human Embryos
Panel Lays Out Guidelines for CRISPR-Edited Human Embryos
Lisa Winter | Sep 4, 2020
The International Commission on the Clinical Use of Human Germline Genome Editing claims the technology is still too risky for therapeutic use.
New Gene Editing Tool Corrects Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA
New Gene Editing Tool Corrects Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA
Amanda Heidt | Jul 9, 2020
An enzyme pulled from toxic bacteria can enter the organelle and perform single-nucleotide DNA swaps.
Symptoms in ALS Mouse Model Improve with CRISPR Base Editing
Symptoms in ALS Mouse Model Improve with CRISPR Base Editing
Abby Olena | Apr 10, 2020
Researchers slowed disease progression in the mice by injecting two different viral vectors, each containing one part of the DNA encoding the Cas9 protein, to edit the causative gene.
First Patient Receives In Vivo CRISPR Editing
First Patient Receives In Vivo CRISPR Editing
Jef Akst | Mar 4, 2020
Doctors in Oregon delivered the gene editing machinery behind the retina in hopes of treating an inherited form of blindness, according to the companies that developed the therapy.
Infographic: A Gene Editor for Plant Mitochondrial DNA
Infographic: A Gene Editor for Plant Mitochondrial DNA
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2020
New TALEN-based tools enable the organelle’s genome to be targeted and modified.
Gene Editing Reaches Plant Mitochondria
Gene Editing Reaches Plant Mitochondria
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2020
Modified gene editing machinery enables targeted disruptions of mitochondrial genes in rice and rapeseed plants.
Image of the Day: Neural Branching Gene
Image of the Day: Neural Branching Gene
Emily Makowski | Jan 20, 2020
A gene involved in a newly described syndrome affects neural functioning in fruit fly embryos.
China Sentences Gene-Editing Scientist to Three Years in Jail
China Sentences Gene-Editing Scientist to Three Years in Jail
Emily Makowski | Dec 30, 2019
The modification of three babies’ genes by He Jiankui drew widespread criticism from scientists.
CRISPR-Edited T Cells Used in Cancer Patients for the First Time in the US
CRISPR-Edited T Cells Used in Cancer Patients for the First Time in the US
Emily Makowski | Nov 6, 2019
The initial findings from a small clinical trial of patients with multiple myeloma or sarcoma suggest that gene-edited immunotherapy is safe.
New “Prime Editing” Method Makes Only Single-Stranded DNA Cuts
New “Prime Editing” Method Makes Only Single-Stranded DNA Cuts
Emma Yasinski | Oct 21, 2019
In demonstrations in cell lines, the technique has a similar efficacy to CRISPR-Cas9, but fewer off-target effects.
Image of the Day: Poison Tolerance
Image of the Day: Poison Tolerance
Emily Makowski | Oct 3, 2019
Genetically engineered Drosophila withstand toxins common in monarch butterflies’ diet.
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Error in Study Linking HIV Resistance Gene to Increased Mortality
Emily Makowski | Sep 30, 2019
The authors have requested a retraction of a paper that found people with the CCR5 Δ32 variant are more likely to die sooner.
Image of the Day: Gene-Edited Reptiles
Image of the Day: Gene-Edited Reptiles
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 4, 2019
Scientists injected unfertilized anole lizard eggs with CRISPR-Cas9 to produce albino offspring.
Timing and Order of Molecular Events Recorded in Live Cells’ DNA
Timing and Order of Molecular Events Recorded in Live Cells’ DNA
Ruth Williams | Aug 22, 2019
Genetic engineers have co-opted base editing machinery to enable information storage and processing in the DNA of bacterial and mammalian cells.
Researchers Launch First Study of In Vivo CRISPR Therapy in Humans
Researchers Launch First Study of In Vivo CRISPR Therapy in Humans
Catherine Offord | Jul 26, 2019
A trial is recruiting patients to test the gene-editing technology’s ability to treat an inherited form of blindness caused by a mutation in the CEP290 gene.