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We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?

We Might Soon Resurrect Extinct Species. Is It Worth the Cost?

An illustration of an extinct rat kangaroo, published in 1825. Researchers recently analyzed the costs and benefits of re-establishing and maintaining 16 species in Australia and New Zealand that went
How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

With the advent of CRISPR, a new way to edit DNA, the field of genomic technology has never been more exciting. The implications have yet to be seen, but scientists could theoretically snip out a
How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

How Scientists Think CRISPR Will Change Medicine

With the advent of CRISPR, a new way to edit DNA, the field of genomic technology has never been more exciting. The implications have yet to be seen, but scientists could theoretically snip out a
Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

In CAR-T therapy, a patient’s T cells are reprogrammed in the laboratory to create modified T cells that are genetically coded to recognize and fight the patient’s cancer.
Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

In CAR-T therapy, a patient’s T cells are reprogrammed in the laboratory to create modified T cells that are genetically coded to recognize and fight the patient’s cancer.
Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

Companies Rush to Develop ‘Utterly Transformative’ Gene Therapies

In CAR-T therapy, a patient’s T cells are reprogrammed in the laboratory to create modified T cells that are genetically coded to recognize and fight the patient’s cancer.
Trilobites: Scientists Give a Chrysanthemum the Blues

Trilobites: Scientists Give a Chrysanthemum the Blues

A blue transgenic Taihei chrysanthemum, created by Japanese scientists by modifying two genes.
In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Newly fertilized eggs before gene editing, left, and embryos after gene editing and a few rounds of cell division. A study published on Wednesday announced that edited human embryos can repair common
In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Newly fertilized eggs before gene editing, left, and embryos after gene editing and a few rounds of cell division. A study published on Wednesday announced that edited human embryos can repair common
In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

In Breakthrough, Scientists Edit a Dangerous Mutation From Genes in Human Embryos

Newly fertilized eggs before gene editing, left, and embryos after gene editing and a few rounds of cell division. A study published on Wednesday announced that edited human embryos can repair common
News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say

News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say

One of sixty trays containing the entire human genome at the Sanger Center in Cambridge, England. This week scientists in Oregon successfully edited genes in human embryos.
News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say

News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say

One of sixty trays containing the entire human genome at the Sanger Center in Cambridge, England. This week scientists in Oregon successfully edited genes in human embryos.
News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say

News Analysis: Gene Editing for ‘Designer Babies’? Highly Unlikely, Scientists Say

One of sixty trays containing the entire human genome at the Sanger Center in Cambridge, England. This week scientists in Oregon successfully edited genes in human embryos.
Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

Piglets whose genes were edited to remove retroviruses, which could help clear the way for pig organs to be transplanted to humans.
Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

Piglets whose genes were edited to remove retroviruses, which could help clear the way for pig organs to be transplanted to humans.
Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

Gene Editing Spurs Hope for Transplanting Pig Organs Into Humans

Piglets whose genes were edited to remove retroviruses, which could help clear the way for pig organs to be transplanted to humans.
Scientists de-bug pig genome in preparation for farming organ donors

Scientists de-bug pig genome in preparation for farming organ donors

Researchers used flashy gene editing tools to inactivate old, lingering pig retroviruses.

Genes I Would Have Edited Out of My Own Embryo

Eric Schulmiller writes a humorous piece on genes he would like to have edited out of his own embryo, now that the technology exists.