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CRISPR or Original Recipe
« on: May 30, 2017, 02:56:33 PM »
The revolutionary gene-editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 is often described as “molecular scissors” for its ability to turn previously improbable feats of genetic engineering into exercises in cutting and pasting. But while over the last few years CRISPR has become so commonplace that even middle school students are now using it, a study out this week in the journal Nature Methods reminds us that it’s still a nascent technology with a long way to go before we can freely cut and paste human DNA at will.
http://gizmodo.com/crispr-may-not-be-nearly-as-precise-as-we-thought-1795656361
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Re: CRISPR or Original Recipe
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2017, 03:12:29 PM »
When people talk about the gene-editing technology CRISPR, it’s usually accompanied by adjectives like “revolutionary” or “world-changing.” For this reason, it’s no surprise that a study out last month questioning just how game-changing the technology really is caused quite a stir.

It’s well-known that using CRISPR can sometimes also result in some unintended genomic changes, and scientists have long been working on ways to fine-tune it. But the researchers found that when they had used CRISPR to cure blindness in mice, it had resulted in not just a few but more than a thousand, unintended off-target effects.

“This finding warns that CRISPR technology must be further tailored, particularly before it is used for human gene therapy,” the researchers wrote. The technique has already been used in two human trials in China, and next year one is slated to kick off in the US.
http://gizmodo.com/a-controversial-study-is-tearing-the-crispr-world-apart-1796026251
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Re: CRISPR or Original Recipe
« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2017, 03:05:04 PM »
American scientists have accomplished a major first: For the first time on US soil, a human embryo has been genetically modified. The details of the breakthrough, which was leaked to the press last week, are reported in a study published today in the journal Nature.
http://gizmodo.com/it-s-official-for-the-first-time-ever-us-scientists-h-1797450252

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Re: CRISPR or Original Recipe
« Reply #3 on: August 30, 2017, 08:24:46 PM »
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/30/health/gene-therapy-cancer.html
F.D.A. Approves First Gene-Altering Leukemia Treatment, Costing $475,000
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Re: CRISPR or Original Recipe
« Reply #5 on: December 01, 2017, 09:59:26 PM »
https://gizmodo.com/scientists-added-two-new-letters-to-dnas-code-1820912343

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Re: CRISPR or Original Recipe
« Reply #7 on: November 27, 2018, 10:14:11 PM »
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