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Thirty Years of Progress
Staff | Oct 1, 2016
published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.
Gene Editing: From Roots to Riches
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2016
Advances in genetic manipulation have simplified the once daunting task of rewriting a gene.
Treating Cancer with CRISPR?
Jef Akst | Jun 17, 2016
A federal panel will review the first proposal for the use of the technology to edit human genes for medical purposes.
Genetically Engineered Hornless Dairy Calves
Jef Akst | May 10, 2016
Researchers use a gene editor to introduce an allele that eliminates the horned trait—and thus, the need for an expensive and painful process of dehorning—in dairy cows.
Gene Editing Treats Leukemia
Karen Zusi | Nov 6, 2015
One-year-old Layla Richards has remained cancer-free months after receiving an experimental gene editing therapy.
Karen Zusi | Oct 2, 2015
Genomics giant BGI announces plans to sell “micro-pigs” it originally developed for research.
New Way to Edit Genes
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers develop a more-efficient method for rewriting DNA that could hold therapeutic value for HIV and other diseases.
Erasing Mitochondrial Mutations
Jenny Rood | Apr 23, 2015
Researchers develop a method to selectively remove mutated mitochondrial DNA from the murine germline and single-celled mouse embryos.
Engineering TB-Resistant Cows
Jenny Rood | Mar 3, 2015
Scientists add a mouse gene to the cow genome to ward off bovine tuberculosis.
A CRISPR Fore-Cas-t
Carina Storrs | Mar 1, 2014
A newcomer’s guide to the hottest gene-editing tool on the block