CRISPR gene-editing approved for first human trials
Backed by Sean Parker, researchers aim to reprogram T cells to fight cancer.
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.
Living circuits can handle complex computing
These gene-based machines can process both analog and digital data.
RNA gene editing could stop viruses in their tracks
Scientists have discovered that the CRISPR technique isn't limited to DNA.
National Academy of Sciences finds GMOs to be 'safe'
They've even built a data-backed website to help convince skeptics.
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.
Researchers use light and genes to fight cancer
Optogenetics can prevent or even reverse tumor growth.
Gene editing discovery might treat many more diseases
It's now possible to reliably modify individual DNA letters.
Mutants exist and are fighting lethal diseases
But the 13 individuals found to have this power will never know.