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Ten Years of CRISPR
This month marks ten years since CRISPR-Cas9 was repurposed as a gene editing system, so we’re looking back at what has been accomplished in a decade of CRISPR editing.
Ten Years of CRISPR
Ten Years of CRISPR

This month marks ten years since CRISPR-Cas9 was repurposed as a gene editing system, so we’re looking back at what has been accomplished in a decade of CRISPR editing.

This month marks ten years since CRISPR-Cas9 was repurposed as a gene editing system, so we’re looking back at what has been accomplished in a decade of CRISPR editing.

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Lizard on glass tank
Engineered Stem Cells Grant Geckos “Perfectly” Regenerated Tails
Chloe Tenn | Nov 5, 2021
Geckos injected with neural stem cells modified to block cartilage growth developed the skeletal and nervous components normally lacking from regrown tails.
Gene Drive–Equipped Mosquitoes Released into Lab Environment
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2019
The large-scale experiments aim to test how the technology would fare in the wild, if deployed to knock down populations of the pests.
Opinion: GE Crops Are Seen Through a Warped Lens
Rod A. Herman, Nicholas P. Storer, and Bryan Delaney | Feb 1, 2019
Risks that pertain to all manner of new crops are often misattributed to genetic engineering. This distorts the public’s view of the technology.
USDA Approves Edible Cotton
Jef Akst | Oct 29, 2018
While farmers have the green light to grow the genetically engineered plant, FDA approval is still needed before the seeds are sold as food.
Opinion: GMOs Are Not “Frankenfoods”
Dov Greenbaum and Mark Gerstein | Aug 30, 2016
It behooves the scientific community to reflect on the public’s “Franken-” characterization of genetically modified foods.
Report: Still Lots to Learn About GE Crops
Tracy Vence | May 17, 2016
A National Academies–led analysis evaluates the impacts of genetically engineered crops—and calls for updated regulations.
Drug Produced in GM Chicken Approved
Jef Akst | Dec 10, 2015
The US Food and Drug Administration greenlights a rare-disease drug that is produced in the eggs of genetically modified chickens.
FDA OKs GM Salmon
Tracy Vence | Nov 19, 2015
AquaBounty Technologies’s fast-growing fish is the first genetically modified animal approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Gene-Edited Pets
Karen Zusi | Oct 2, 2015
Genomics giant BGI announces plans to sell “micro-pigs” it originally developed for research.
Scotland Nixing GM Crops
Bob Grant | Aug 11, 2015
The country will opt-out of growing genetically modified foods that have been approved for cultivation in the European Union.
USDA Approves Genetically Engineered Apples
Jef Akst | Feb 16, 2015
Apples genetically modified to resist browning can be commercially planted in the U.S., the government ruled last week.