Japan issues draft guidelines for gene editing human embryos

1 year ago — Quick Read

Japan has announced new guidance which might to allow gene editing in human embryos. The draft guidelines will allow gene-editing for research into early human development. Released by a panel...

New CRISPR Technique Repairs Genetic Mutations in Human Embryos

1 year ago — Long Read

Researchers have revealed a new CRISPR technique which might prevent humans from passing on a potentially life-threatening genetic disorder.

Could The First CRISPR Clinical Trial Could Begin in 2018?

2 years ago — Quick Read

This week saw a major development for the field of gene-editing with a European pharmaceutical company applying to run the first CRISPR clinical trial. CRISPR Therapeutics has applied to the...

CRISPR technology used to develop Tuberculosis-resistant cows

3 years ago — Long Read

In a world first a team of Chinese Enginers have used the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing technique to produce live cows with increased resistance to bovine tuberculosis successfully. The team of engineers...

2016 Top Engineering Story: CRISPR

3 years ago — Quick Read

In the lead up to 2017 we are looking back at the last year. Taking some time to look at our most popular topics and to look at what stories...

US unanimously approves CRISPR in humans

3 years ago — Quick Read

The National Institute of Health’s Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, a US ethics and biosafety panel, has permitted research to allow the use of CRISPR/cas9 in creating genetically altered immune cells to...