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Tiny capsules packed with gene-editing tools offer alternative to viral delivery of gene therapy

September 10, 2019

New tools for editing genetic code offer hope for new treatments for inherited diseases, some cancers, and even…
The Swiss Army Knife of Gene Editing Gets New Control

September 5, 2019

When researchers want to edit, activate, or silence a gene in any living organism, from bacteria to humans,…
Keeping do-it-yourself gene science safe

August 7, 2019

While federal and professional regulatory systems monitor genetic-editing experiments in university and corporate labs, most research conducted outside…
CRISPRed Exosomes Correct Rett Syndrome Communication Breakdown

July 29, 2019

CRISPR continues to be big news. Condemnation of the gene editing technology was swift late last year when…
Newly granted CRISPR patents boost UC’s U.S. portfolio to 10

July 24, 2019

The University of California has received two new patents for use of the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 technology, increasing its…
Saving Beethoven Mice

July 4, 2019

Scientists at Harvard Medical School and Boston Children’s Hospital have used a novel gene-editing approach to salvage the…
New gene-editing system precisely inserts large DNA sequences into cellular DNA

June 12, 2019

Researchers identify and develop new CRISPR-associated transposase system for targeted integration of DNA, adding key capabilities to gene-editing…
UC receives patent for use of CRISPR-Cas9 to tune gene expression

May 29, 2019

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office today issued a patent to the University of California (UC), the University…
Researchers identify molecules that rein in CRISPR systems

May 20, 2019

Scientists have identified the first chemical compounds able to inhibit and regulate CRISPR systems, which could ultimately make…
Single molecule puts sperm on track

May 6, 2019

Sperm start their sprint to the ovum when they detect changes in the environment through a series of…
Gene-editing technology to create virus-resistant cassava plant has opposite effect, researchers find

April 26, 2019

Using gene-editing technology to create virus-resistant cassava plants could have serious negative ramifications, according to new research by…
Engineering ‘hairpins’ increases CRISPR accuracy

April 25, 2019

Biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a method for improving the accuracy of the CRISPR genome editing…
UC receives fourth CRISPR patent; three more on the way

April 25, 2019

The U.S. Patent Office today issued a fourth patent for the revolutionary CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing technology to the University…
Researchers Use Gene Editing with CRISPR to Treat Lethal Lung Diseases Before Birth

April 19, 2019

Using CRISPR gene editing, a team from Penn Medicine and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) have thwarted a lethal lung disease, in an…
New DNA “shredder” technique goes beyond CRISPR’s scissors

April 16, 2019

In the last six years, a tool called CRISPR-Cas9 has transformed genetic research, allowing scientists to snip and…
Scientists create world’s first gene-edited lizards

April 5, 2019

A group of University of Georgia researchers led by geneticist Douglas Menke has become the first in the world…
Introducing a kinder, gentler way to blow holes in cells

April 2, 2019

When scientists attempt to slip big molecules, like the Cas9 enzyme that is key to CRISPR gene editing,…
UC awarded third CRISPR patent, expanding its gene-editing portfolio

March 15, 2019

The University of California announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) issued U.S. Patent Number…
Second-Ever Patient Cured of HIV, with Effective Treatment Potentially on the Way

March 5, 2019

Reporting in the journal Nature ten years (almost to the day) since the first confirmed case of an…
Gene-editing tool now being used to develop better antibiotics

January 15, 2019

A University of Wisconsin–Madison researcher and his collaborators at the University of California, San Francisco have repurposed the…
Giving Cas9 an ‘on’ switch for better control of CRISPR gene editing

January 11, 2019

CRISPR-Cas9 is a revolutionary tool in part because of its versatility: created by bacteria to chew up viruses,…
Creating flavours and fragrances from “shiki” cell factories

January 11, 2019

A big new EU project called SHIKIFACTORY100 aims at producing more than 100 high value compounds and chemicals…
New gene editing tool drives stem cell services and discovery

December 12, 2018

At just two-and-a-half years old, the University of Wisconsin–Madison Human Stem Cell Gene Editing Service is already contemplating…
New CRISPR-Based Tool could Substantially Enhance Immune Response to Cancer

November 19, 2018

These days, scientists are fairly adept at reprogramming immune cell pathways to enhance the immune system’s own response…
Gang Bao and his colleagues at Rice University are combining nanoparticles, magnets and a virus that infects moths to create a new way to deliver gene therapy to people with inherited genetic diseases. (Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University)
How moths and magnets could save lives

November 14, 2018

Experimental Rice U. therapy could repair mutations that cause genetic diseases A new technology that relies on a…
Rhyme and Reason of CRISPR-Cas9

November 13, 2018

Since the early days of CRISPR-Cas9, researchers have known that this gene editing technology is excellent for breaking…
A new gene-editing technique could target, move and relocate DNA

November 8, 2018

The new technique, dubbed CRISPR-genome organization or simply CRISPR-GO, uses a modified CRISPR protein to reorganize the genome…
Patent awarded for DNA-targeting complex at heart of CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing

November 2, 2018

The University of California announced today that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted U.S. Patent Number 10,113,167,…
The First Genome Surgeons: Scientists Are Preparing to Bring DNA-Editing Tools to the Clinic

October 30, 2018

One afternoon in July, deep within the labyrinthine halls of the Medical Sciences Building at UC San Francisco’s…
Smallest life forms have smallest working CRISPR system

October 23, 2018

An ancient group of microbes that contains some of the smallest life forms on Earth also has the…
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