Genetics

06.22.16
CRISPR gene-editing approved for first human trials
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CRISPR gene-editing approved for first human trials

Backed by Sean Parker, researchers aim to reprogram T cells to fight cancer.

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06.08.16
Gene-edited organisms aren't ready for the real world
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Gene-edited organisms aren't ready for the real world

A National Academy of Sciences report warns that genetic additions are too risky at the moment.

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05.13.16
Scientists held a secret meeting to debate creating synthetic human genes
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Scientists held a secret meeting to debate creating synthetic human genes

At stake: the potential to eventually create a human life without the need for parents.

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