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CRISPR breaks ground as a one-shot treatment for a rare disease
CRISPR reached a big milestone this year by treating a disease inside the body—here's what's next for the technology.
Two women just won the Nobel Prize for their work on the gene-editing technique CRISPR
The technology can alter human, plant, and microbial DNA with relative ease and extreme precision.
The key to curing the common cold could lurk within our own cells
Targeting proteins that give the viruses a hand.
Doctors altered a person’s genes with CRISPR for the first time in the U.S. Here’s what could be next.
A woman with sickle cell anemia had her genes edited to make normal functioning red blood cells.
The gene mutation that protects against HIV could also shorten lives
Genetics is never so simple.
Engineering HIV-resistant babies may have accidentally changed their brains
In genetics, one small tweak can have tons of unexpected results.
CRISPR has many promising applications—but the gene-edited twins represent something more troubling
Editing human embryos makes far more permanent changes than tweaks to adult DNA.
Gene editing can’t help human fetuses yet, but it just made a big leap in mice
A promising proof of concept.
Americans have some really mixed feelings about editing human embryos
Curing diseases is mostly fine, but increasing intelligence? That's another story.
U.S. researchers have used gene editing to combat heart disease in human embryos
The effort was strictly for practice, but represent a major first step in its potential future clinical use.