Crispr technology is sort of like a pair of tiny and precise scissors for the molecular world. This gene-editing tool can snip out sections of DNA and replace them with new, healthy genetic stretches. Scientists and doctors have high hopes for its health implications, and they’ve used it to alter severe genetic defects in single-celled embryos. Here, Live Science brings you news and features surrounding Crispr achievements and challenges.
An early-stage clinical trial raises hope for a new, single-dose HIV therapy that uses CRISPR, the famous gene-editing system.
Researchers used an algorithm to scour databases of bacterial genomes for never-before-seen CRISPR systems.
U.K. regulators have approved the use of a CRISPR therapy called Casgevy to treat two inherited blood disorders. But what is it and how does it work?
Using a CRISPR-guided technique called "base editing," scientists edited the genes of liver cells in 10 people's bodies.
Traditional antibiotics drive bacteria toward drug resistance, so scientists are looking to viruses, CRISPR, designer molecules and protein swords for better treatments.
In a new study, stopping skeletal-muscle cancer cells from making a specific protein forced them to turn into healthy muscle cells.
Black hair? Green eyes? More than 160 genes determine your coloration, and their interactions are incredibly complicated.
Scientists discovered Fanzor proteins, which work like CRISPR but are smaller and more easily delivered into cells, and used them to edit human DNA.
Scientists used CRISPR editing to make the world's 1st genetically modified snakes, giving new insight into how the reptiles develop their patterned scales
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