Human Blastocyst-Like Structures Made in the Lab
Human Blastocyst-Like Structures Made in the Lab
Two new papers describe the generation of so-called blastoids, which could avoid the use of embryonic cells and make studying early human development much more accessible.
Human Blastocyst-Like Structures Made in the Lab
Human Blastocyst-Like Structures Made in the Lab

Two new papers describe the generation of so-called blastoids, which could avoid the use of embryonic cells and make studying early human development much more accessible.

Two new papers describe the generation of so-called blastoids, which could avoid the use of embryonic cells and make studying early human development much more accessible.

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CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
CRISPR Gene Editing Prompts Chaos in DNA of Human Embryos
Amanda Heidt | Jun 26, 2020
Three studies identify unintended consequences of gene editing in human embryos, including large deletions and reshuffling of DNA.
Genome Editing on Board
Genome Editing on Board
Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2019
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?
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.
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
New Techniques Detail Embryos’ First Hours and Days
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2017
New technologies reveal the dynamic changes in mouse and human embryos during the first week after fertilization.
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Infographic: How Embryos Take Control of Their Own Development
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2017
The switch from maternal factors involves dynamic reprogramming of the zygotic genome.
Technique Adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 Corrects Mutation in Human Embryos
Technique Adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 Corrects Mutation in Human Embryos
Catherine Offord | Sep 28, 2017
Researchers use base-editing to swap out an erroneous nucleotide responsible for a potentially life-threatening blood disorder.
Scientists Doubt Results of CRISPR’d Embryos
Scientists Doubt Results of CRISPR’d Embryos
Aggie Mika | Aug 31, 2017
Six scientists question the authors’ conclusions about the DNA repair process that led to the human embryos’ correction of a defective gene.
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Details Published on CRISPR-treated Embryos
Kerry Grens | Aug 2, 2017
Scientists correct a mutation in fertilized eggs that causes a severe cardiac disease.
Scientists Edit Viable Human Embryos in U.S.
Scientists Edit Viable Human Embryos in U.S.
Kerry Grens | Jul 27, 2017
The embryos, whose genes were altered by CRISPR, were not intended for implantation.