Tag: gene editing

Gene-edited crops

The Future of Gene-Edited Crops Relies on You

Will gene-edited crops face the same public backlash that GMOs struggle to overcome? Modern fruits and vegetables that we know and enjoy eating now look and taste a whole lot different than their wild ancestors. For...
beam therapeutics

Beam Therapeutics Opens with $87-million for CRISPR Innovations

This article details news of the recently launched gene editing startup Beam Therapeutics. CRISPR-Cas9 is the strep-bacteria-derived gene-editing biotech sweeping the scientific world. We have written about it on many occasions, so feel free to...
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The Latest Breakthroughs of Gene Editing Tech, CRISPR-Cas9

This article explores recent news regarding the gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9. Specifically, it covers how CRISPR can help coral reefs, a “one-shot” cell treatment for hemophilia, and more. Gene editing with CRISPR-Cas9 may be the...
Luxturna

Luxturna Gene Therapy Gives Legally Blind boy Sight

Rather than cybernetics, gene replacement may be the best answer to curing certain biological ailments. While we have covered gene editing using CRISPR-Cas9, this new development is different. Luxturna, billed as the “first true gene...
4 key tech and Fashion Trends

4 Key Tech and Fashion Trends: The Past, Present, and Future

In a world that is becoming increasingly dominated by technology, how will these advancements affect our appearance?  Since the beginning of civilization, appearance, fashion trends, and certain physical qualities have directly improved chances of reproduction...
reboot for humanity

Reboot for Humanity: What is the Science Renaissance?

The Renaissance was a period in Europe that marked a major break from medieval times. Now, we may be living through another transitional period driven, once again, by scientific revolution. Shaking up the political and...
CRISPR might not work

Why CRISPR Might not Work

According to a recent study, CRISPR-Cas 9, the revolutionary gene-editing technique, could be blocked by the immune system and thus might not work on all people. If the genome can be compared to a musical...
smart plants

Smart Plants can now Detect Bio-Weapons and Chemical Threats

Because plants are efficient, self-sustaining sensors that naturally react to environmental stimuli, DARPA plans to use them to detect bio-weapons threats. In 1346, when the Mongols besieged Caffa, a trading post of the Republic of...
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Watch CRISPR Edit DNA in Real Time

Edgy Labs weighs in on the recent CRISPR footage that has stunned researchers and the public alike. The CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing technique has taken the biological community and the Internet by storm. Due to the...
First Ever Gene Editing Treatment Conducted Inside a Human Patient

First Ever Gene Editing Treatment Conducted Inside a Human Patient

For the first time in medical history, in-human gene editing has finally been attempted by scientists. On Wednesday, the Associated Press (AP) reported that a in-human gene editing procedure was tried for the first time by...