New Gene Editing Tool Corrects Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA
New Gene Editing Tool Corrects Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA
An enzyme pulled from toxic bacteria can enter the organelle and perform single-nucleotide DNA swaps.
New Gene Editing Tool Corrects Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA
New Gene Editing Tool Corrects Mutations in Mitochondrial DNA

An enzyme pulled from toxic bacteria can enter the organelle and perform single-nucleotide DNA swaps.

An enzyme pulled from toxic bacteria can enter the organelle and perform single-nucleotide DNA swaps.

TALENs
Infographic: A Gene Editor for Plant Mitochondrial DNA
Infographic: A Gene Editor for Plant Mitochondrial DNA
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2020
New TALEN-based tools enable the organelle’s genome to be targeted and modified.
Gene Editing Reaches Plant Mitochondria
Gene Editing Reaches Plant Mitochondria
Ruth Williams | Mar 1, 2020
Modified gene editing machinery enables targeted disruptions of mitochondrial genes in rice and rapeseed plants.
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.
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
A Minnesota-based company reports the sale of a soybean oil engineered to have greater stability and no trans-fat.
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Catherine Offord | Sep 25, 2018
Researchers used TALENs and zinc finger nucleases to correct disease-causing mutations.
Thirty Years of Progress
Thirty Years of Progress
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 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.
Gene Editing: From Roots to Riches
Gene Editing: From Roots to Riches
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 30, 2016
Advances in genetic manipulation have simplified the once daunting task of rewriting a gene.
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.