An AI Tool Just Revealed Almost 200 New Systems For CRISPR Gene Editing

Posted in Medicine, Science on 29th Nov, 2023
by Alex Muller

This month, a team at MIT and Harvard led by CRISPR pioneer Dr. Feng Zhang took inspiration from an existing big-data approach and used AI to narrow the sea of genetic sequences to a handful that are similar to known CRISPR systems.

'Breakthrough' CRISPR Treatment Slashes Cholesterol In First Human Clinical Trial

Posted in Medicine, Science on 24th Nov, 2023
by Alex Muller

For these treatments, scientists extract immune cells or blood cells from the body, edit the cells using CRISPR to correct the genetic mistake, and reinfuse the treated cells into the patient.

This Startup "PairWise" Is Using CRISPR To Make Better Produce

Posted in Science on 27th Oct, 2022
by Alex Muller

"The changes PairWise has made in our greens are no different than what can be achieved through conventional breeding, contain no foreign DNA, and therefore are not considered GMOs,"

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.