Improved version of CRISPR gene editing tool eliminates errors

Posted in Featured, Science on 7th Jan, 2016
by Alex Muller

These precise enzymes hope to expedite genetic engineering so that CRISPRs possible applications can become realities.

Human gene editing treatment to tackle hemophilia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

The controversial medical method could prevent people with hemophilia from bleeding to death internally.

Patients Favor Changing the Genes of the Next Generation with CRISPR

Posted in Medicine on 5th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

To the people actually facing a devastating inherited genetic disease, engineering humanity sounds like a really good thing.

Retinal nerve cells grown in the lab which could lead to cell transplants for blind people

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

A method to turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells, cells that transmit visual signals to the brain, has been discovered.

A safer way to do gene editing

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

Scientists say they have fine tuned a gene editing method to make it safer and more accurate, vital if it is to be used in humans to cure inherited diseases or inborn errors.