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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Using Genetics and Genomics to Improve Food Security
Using Genetics and Genomics to Improve Food Security
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 25, 2021
Pamela Ronald and Kan Wang will discuss how they enhance the yield and disease resistance of important crops.
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 Biosensors for Disease Diagnostics
CRISPR Biosensors for Disease Diagnostics
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Feb 2, 2021
Kiana Aran and Can Dincer will discuss potential advantages and diagnostic applications of CRISPR biosensing.
CRISPR Technologies for the New Era of Cell and Gene Therapy
CRISPR Technologies for the New Era of Cell and Gene Therapy
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Nov 25, 2020
Experts will discuss how they use new CRISPR technologies to advance their cell and gene therapy research.
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.
CRISPR Can Create Unwanted Duplications During Knock-ins
CRISPR Can Create Unwanted Duplications During Knock-ins
Katarina Zimmer | Feb 19, 2020
A new study in mice documents frequent undesirable repeats of DNA insertions that are not detected using standard PCR analysis.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Ten Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Jan 13, 2020
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Genome-Edited Hornless Cows’ Offspring Are Healthy: Study
Genome-Edited Hornless Cows’ Offspring Are Healthy: Study
Kerry Grens | Oct 9, 2019
All six calves inherited the gene for preventing horn growth, but four also got a piece of the plasmid used to introduce the sequence to their dad—complicating regulatory approval.
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.
Scientist Forged Ethical Reviews for CRISPRed Babies
Scientist Forged Ethical Reviews for CRISPRed Babies
Kerry Grens | Jan 21, 2019
He Jiankui could face charges after an investigation finds he used techniques prohibited in China to edit the genes of twin girls.
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.
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.
New Technique Limits CRISPR-Cas9 Off-Target Mutations
New Technique Limits CRISPR-Cas9 Off-Target Mutations
Abby Olena | Sep 12, 2018
A mouse study details a method called VIVO that predicts the accuracy of any guide RNA.
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Anti-CRISPR Proteins Found that Block Cas12a Nuclease
Ashley Yeager | Sep 6, 2018
Using bioinformatics, two teams of scientists identified inhibitory proteins for Cas9’s relative.
Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Early Results of First In Vivo Gene-Editing Trial Encouraging
Kerry Grens | Sep 5, 2018
Two patients who received Sangamo’s zinc finger–based treatment for Hunter syndrome have lower biomarkers of the condition, but no signs of new enzyme production.