CRISPR Gene Editing News --

Checking DNA Base Editor's Mistakes and Tricks to Reduce Them

Mar. 4, 2019

— Scientists have identified the mistake-rate of DNA editing tools, based on CRISPR and known as adenine base editors. Assessing the genome-wide target specificity of these innovative techniques is ...

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New Anti-CRISPR Proteins Discovered in Soil and Human Gut

Feb. 5, 2019

— Scientists have found four new anti-CRISPR proteins that are distributed across different environments. The new study suggests that some anti-CRISPR proteins are more widespread in nature than ...

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Whopping Big Viruses Prey on Human Gut Bacteria

Jan. 28, 2019

— Sequencing gut microbiomes typically turns up new microbes and other denizens of the intestinal tract, including viruses or phages that prey on these microbes. A new study has discovered the largest ...

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Effective Strategies for Safeguarding CRISPR Gene-Drive Experiments

Jan. 22, 2019

— Researchers have demonstrated for the first time how two molecular strategies can safeguard CRISPR gene-drive experiments in the lab, according to a new ...

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Potential Biotech and Health Applications With New Knowledge on Bacteria and Viruses

Jan. 18, 2019

— New research to better understand how bacteria and their viruses interact and evolve will enable future studies to exploit the use of bacteria and their viruses for potential biotechnology and health ...

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Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR/Cas9 Shown to Limit Impact of Certain Parasitic Diseases

Jan. 15, 2019

— Researchers have successfully used CRISPR/Cas9 to limit the impact of schistosomiasis and liver fluke infection, which affects more than a quarter of a billion people in Southeast Asia, sub-Saharan ...

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Gene-Editing Tool CRISPR Repurposed to Develop Better Antibiotics

Jan. 11, 2019

— Scientists have repurposed the gene-editing tool CRISPR to study which genes are targeted by particular antibiotics, providing clues on how to improve existing antibiotics or develop new ...

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CRISPR Gene Editing News --
Jan. 10, 2019

— Researchers have found that the RNA-binding protein PUM2 contributes to the accumulation of defective mitochondria, a key feature of the aging process. Targeting PUM2 in old animals protects against ...

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CRISPR Gene Editing News --
Jan. 10, 2019

— Scientists have created an 'on' switch for CRISPR-Cas9 that allows it to be turned on in select cells only, specifically those that have a particular protein-cutting enzyme, or protease. ...

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CRISPR Gene Editing News --
Jan. 8, 2019

— Using the CRISPR gene editing tool, researchers have developed a new way to control and suppress populations of insects, potentially including those that ravage agricultural crops and transmit deadly ...

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Genetically Modified Pigs Resist Infection With the Classical Swine Fever Virus

Dec. 13, 2018

— Researchers have developed genetically modified pigs that are protected from classical swine fever virus (CSFV), according to a new ...

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New Light on Blocking Shiga and Ricin Toxins -- And on an Iconic Biological Process

Dec. 10, 2018

— Researchers, setting their sights on Shiga toxin (player in the current E. coli outbreak from romaine lettuce) and ricin (a bioterrorism agent), have now identified potential protective strategies. ...

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Shape-Shifting Protein Protects Bacteria from Invaders

Nov. 29, 2018

— Researchers have discovered how bacteria manage to destroy enemy DNA, while keeping their own genetic material ...

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New Research Could Fine-Tune the Gene Scissors CRISPR

Nov. 29, 2018

— When researchers and doctors use the tool CRISPR to correct genetic errors, it may have side effects on the human genome. Now, researchers have learned how the molecular machinery behind CRISPR works ...

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Largest Study of CRISPR-Cas9 Mutations Creates Prediction Tool for Gene Editing

Nov. 27, 2018

— The largest study of CRISPR action to date has developed a method to predict the exact mutations CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing can introduce to a cell. Researchers edited 40,000 different pieces of DNA ...

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CRISPR Gene Editing News --
Nov. 13, 2018

— Bioengineers have combined a virus that infects moths with magnetic nanoparticles to create a potential new therapy for inherited genetic diseases like muscular dystrophy, sickle cell, cystic ...

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Machine-Learning Algorithm Predicts How Cells Repair Broken DNA

Nov. 7, 2018

— By creating a machine-learning algorithm that predicts how human and mouse cells respond to CRISPR-induced breaks in DNA, a team of researchers discovered that cells often repair broken genes in ways ...

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CRISPR Gene Editing News --
Oct. 25, 2018

— A team of evolutionary biologists discovers the genetic basis for the repeated evolution of color patterns. The findings about the stripes of the especially diverse species of East-African cichlid ...

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Researchers Propose CRISPR as Influencer of Low Genetic Diversity in Deadly Bacteria

Oct. 18, 2018

— Scientists have shed light on the evolutionary history of a soil-borne bacteria that is so dangerous to grazing animals it is kept behind lock-and-key to prevent its ...

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CRISPR Gene Editing News --
Oct. 18, 2018

— The potent combination of CRISPR/Cas9 and zebrafish as a model organism offers enormous potential for research into human diseases caused by point mutations. Three new articles use zebrafish to ...

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Monday, March 4, 2019

  • Checking DNA base editor's mistakes and tricks to reduce them

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

  • New anti-CRISPR proteins discovered in soil and human gut

Monday, January 28, 2019

  • Whopping big viruses prey on human gut bacteria

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Effective strategies for safeguarding CRISPR gene-drive experiments

Friday, January 18, 2019

  • Potential biotech and health applications with new knowledge on bacteria and viruses

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Gene-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9 shown to limit impact of certain parasitic diseases

Friday, January 11, 2019

  • Gene-editing tool CRISPR repurposed to develop better antibiotics

Thursday, January 10, 2019

  • Targeting an RNA-binding protein to fight aging
  • Giving Cas9 an 'on' switch for better control of CRISPR gene editing

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

  • New CRISPR-based technology developed to control pests with precision-guided genetics

Thursday, December 13, 2018

  • Genetically modified pigs resist infection with the classical swine fever virus

Monday, December 10, 2018

  • New light on blocking Shiga and ricin toxins -- And on an iconic biological process

Thursday, November 29, 2018

  • Shape-shifting protein protects bacteria from invaders
  • New research could fine-tune the gene scissors CRISPR

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

  • Largest study of CRISPR-Cas9 mutations creates prediction tool for gene editing

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

  • Moths and magnets could save lives

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

  • Machine-learning algorithm predicts how cells repair broken DNA

Thursday, October 25, 2018

  • Evolution does repeat itself after all: How evolution lets stripes come and go

Thursday, October 18, 2018

  • Researchers propose CRISPR as influencer of low genetic diversity in deadly bacteria
  • Gene-edited zebrafish models take disease research to the next level

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

  • New approach for controlling dengue fever and Zika virus

Thursday, October 11, 2018

  • Researchers modify CRISPR to reorganize genome

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  • Recording device for cell history

Monday, October 1, 2018

  • Pioneering biologists create a new crop through genome editing

Monday, September 24, 2018

  • DNA islands effective as 'anti-bacterial drones'

Thursday, September 20, 2018

  • Decoding the structure of an RNA-based CRISPR system

Monday, September 17, 2018

  • CRISPR screen identifies gene that helps cells resist West Nile, Zika viruses

Thursday, September 6, 2018

  • How a hormone helps plants build leaves' ventilation system

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

  • Better genome editing developed
  • CasPER -- a new method for diversification of enzymes

Thursday, August 9, 2018

  • New technology improves CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in mosquitoes, other species
  • Recording every cell's history in real-time with evolving genetic barcodes

Thursday, August 2, 2018

  • How to make the gene-editing tool CRISPR work even better
  • Study elucidates epigenetic mechanisms behind autoimmune diseases

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

  • Gene therapy: Better adenine base editing system

Thursday, July 19, 2018

  • Phages work together to suppress CRISPR bacterial immunity
  • Genome damage from CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing higher than thought

Monday, July 9, 2018

  • Gene-editing technique cures genetic disorder in utero

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

  • Biological switch reliably turns protein expression on at will

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

  • Human immune response in the fruit fly

Friday, June 8, 2018

  • Gene editing just got easier

Monday, June 4, 2018

  • Upgrading the toolbox for Duchenne muscular dystrophy research with a new rabbit model

Monday, May 21, 2018

  • Target for chikungunya treatment
  • Profiling the genome hundreds of variations at a time

Thursday, May 10, 2018

  • Cocoa CRISPR: Gene editing shows promise for improving the 'chocolate tree'

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

  • Taking CRISPR from clipping scissors to word processor

Monday, May 7, 2018

  • New CRISPR technology 'knocks out' yeast genes with single-point precision

Thursday, April 26, 2018

  • CRISPR/Cas9 silences gene associated with high cholesterol

Thursday, April 19, 2018

  • Ramped up fight-or-flight response points to history of warfare for humans and chimps

Friday, April 13, 2018

  • Breakthrough brings gene-editing medicine one step closer to patient applications

Monday, April 9, 2018

  • Tracing the origin of each cell in a zebrafish

Thursday, March 29, 2018

  • Pig model of Huntington's offers advantages for testing treatments

Monday, March 26, 2018

  • A CRISPR/Cas9 mutation prevention system could help prevent and fight disease in the future

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

  • Potential drug target against large family of parasites is identified

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

  • Scientists discern new antibiotics resistance mechanism to peptide antibiotics

Thursday, March 8, 2018

  • Gene knockout using new CRISPR tool makes mosquitoes highly resistant to malaria parasite

Friday, March 2, 2018

  • Mammalian development: Blastocyst architecture

Thursday, March 1, 2018

  • DNA scissors can cut RNA, too

Monday, February 26, 2018

  • Scientists move closer to treatment for Huntington's disease

Thursday, February 15, 2018

  • New CRISPR-Cas9 tool edits both RNA and DNA precisely

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

  • Arming CRISPR/Cas systems with enzyme that also controls translation of genetic information into protein

Monday, February 5, 2018

  • New genome-editing method 'cuts back' on unwanted genetic mutations

Thursday, January 25, 2018

  • Bacterial immune systems take the stage

Thursday, January 18, 2018

  • Researchers create first stem cells using CRISPR genome activation

Thursday, December 7, 2017

  • Algae could feed and fuel planet with aid of new high-tech tool
  • CRISPR-Cas9 technique targeting epigenetics reverses disease in mice

Friday, December 1, 2017

  • Chick embryos provide valuable genetic data for understanding human development

Friday, November 24, 2017

  • World's smallest tape recorder is built from microbes

Thursday, November 16, 2017

  • Gene drive technologies for ecosystem conservation: Use with care!
  • How to destroy any protein in any cell

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

  • Scientists create yellow, three-eyed, wingless mosquitoes by using gene editing tool
  • Risk perception of genome editing: Reservations and a great demand for information

Monday, November 13, 2017

  • Genetic engineering mechanism visualized

Thursday, November 9, 2017

  • New bioresources for plant peptide hormones using gene editing technology

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

  • Yeast genes behind rose and honeyed flavors in beer and wine

Monday, October 30, 2017

  • Driving drug resistance out of fungi

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

  • Need for speed makes genome editing efficient, if not better

Thursday, October 12, 2017

  • New way to prevent genetically engineered and unaltered organisms from producing offspring

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

  • Gene drives have the potential to suppress mosquito populations, but resistant mosquitoes crop up

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

  • Haplobank: A biobank of reversible mutant embryonic stem cells

Thursday, September 14, 2017

  • Plant geneticists develop a new application of CRISPR to break yield barriers in crops

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

  • CRISPR technology used to change flower color

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

  • How cells hack their own genes

Thursday, August 10, 2017

  • Scientists use gene editing to eliminate viruses in live pigs

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

  • Eradicating exotic pests with 'infertility genes' may be possible

Thursday, July 20, 2017

  • How CRISPR proteins find their target
  • Gene drives likely to be foiled by rapid rise of resistance

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

  • New bacterial defense mechanism of the CRISPR-Cas system uncovered

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

  • Anti-CRIPSR protein reduces off-target cutting during genome editing

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

  • Bringing bacteria's defense into focus

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

  • New gene editing technique could drive out mosquito-borne disease

Monday, May 29, 2017

  • CRISPR gene editing can cause hundreds of unintended mutations

Friday, May 26, 2017

  • Improving wheat yields by increasing grain size, weight

Thursday, May 25, 2017

  • Scientists borrow from electronics to build circuits in living cells

Friday, May 19, 2017

  • Insects resist genetic methods to control disease spread, study finds

Thursday, May 4, 2017

  • New capabilities for genome-wide engineering of yeast

Monday, May 1, 2017

  • Protein that kick-starts gene expression in developing embryos.
  • First US success of nonhuman primate gene editing
  • Gene editing strategy eliminates HIV-1 infection in live animals

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

  • Fighting infections with a silver sword