Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Researchers used TALENs and zinc finger nucleases to correct disease-causing mutations.
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice

Researchers used TALENs and zinc finger nucleases to correct disease-causing mutations.

Researchers used TALENs and zinc finger nucleases to correct disease-causing mutations.

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Gene Editing: From Roots to Riches
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.
Thirty Years of Progress
Thirty Years of Progress
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2016
Since The Scientist 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.
Treating Cancer with CRISPR?
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
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
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.
Gene-Edited Pets
Gene-Edited Pets
Karen Zusi | Oct 2, 2015
Genomics giant BGI announces plans to sell “micro-pigs” it originally developed for research.
New Way to Edit Genes
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
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
Engineering TB-Resistant Cows
Jenny Rood | Mar 3, 2015
Scientists add a mouse gene to the cow genome to ward off bovine tuberculosis.