Russians Plan To Create CRISPR-edited Human Embryos

Russian researchers are seeking approval for the use of CRISPR, a powerful gene-editing tool, to come up with CRISPR-edited human embryos and create genetically-improved babies. The Russians plan comes a few months after another researcher, in this case from China,…
World Health Organization To Study Health Impact Of Gene Editing

Gene-editing techniques, such as CRISPR, helped scientists achieve many advances in genetics. The most recent breakthrough is one of the Chinese scientist He Jiankui, who managed to create the world’s first genetically modified babies. Even though the scientific community condemned the…
Gene Editing To Wipe Out Entire Mosquito Populations

A recent study conducted by the Imperial College London and published the journal Nature Biotechnology revealed that gene editing could be used to wipe out entire mosquito populations. The scientists tested their new method on Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes which are known to transmit malaria.…