CRISPR

CRISPR Gene Therapy Will Aim To Prevent Heart Attacks

Posted in Medicine on 30th May, 2022
by Alex Muller

If successful, it'll be the first foray of using base editors directly inside the body, and a potentially permanent solution for managing heart attacks.

New Virus-Like Particles Can Deliver CRISPR To Any Cell In The Body

Posted in Medicine, Science on 28th Jan, 2022
by Alex Muller

As a proof of concept, the system restored vision in a mouse model of genetic blindness, disabled a gene associated with high cholesterol levels, and fixed a malfunctioning gene inside the brain.

CRISPR gene-editing tested in space for first time in DNA damage study

Posted in Science on 3rd Jul, 2021
by Alex Muller

The gene-editing worked, making it the first such demonstration of the technology in space. The team says that this could be the first steps towards developing a way to repair the DNA of astronauts while in space, to keep them healthier as we spend increasing amounts of time away from Earth.

A New Gene Editing Tool Could Rival CRISPR, and Makes Millions of Edits at Once

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

This month, a team led by the famed synthetic biologist Dr. George Church at Harvard University hijacked another strange piece of bacteria biology. The result is a powerful tool that can, in theory, simultaneously edit millions of DNA sequences, with a “bar code” to keep track of changes.

CRISPR Treatment Lowered Cholesterol in Monkeys by 60 Percent

Posted in Medicine on 5th Jun, 2021
by Alex Muller

Scientists are working on an “exercise pill” that would be pretty much what it sounds like: you’d take a pill that would cause your body to mimic the chain of events that occurs when you exercise, reaping the same health benefits without having to hit the treadmill or the weight room.