N. GutierrezMay 31, 2017 07:18 PM EDT (Photo : Scott Barbour/Getty Images) Scientists are reported to discover the dangerous downside of CRISPR gene editing techniques after using it in lab mice. Amid some believing it could cure cancer and other diseases, the researchers found out that it could result in hundreds of unintended DNA mutations. […]

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May 31 (UPI) — CRISPR-Cas9 is the most buzzed-about gene-editing technology yet developed, allowing scientists to edit DNA faster and more accurately than alternative methods. But it’s not perfect: New research proves the technique can yield hundreds of unintended mutations. “We feel it’s critical that the scientific community consider the potential hazards of all off-target […]

I’ve been making beer for about 10 years and, in the name of fun and experimentation, I’ve done some weird stuff. Toss some sarsaparilla and birch bark in the pot? Why not? “Dry hop” with a box of Apple Jacks? Try and stop me. But I may have finally gone a bit too far, when […]

X Story Stream recent articles A new research paper is stirring up controversy among scientists interested in using DNA editing to treat disease. In a two-page article published in the journal Nature Methods on May 30, a group of six scientists report an alarming number of so-called “off-target mutations” in mice that underwent an experimental […]

The study offers an important first step towards treatment for a rare liver disease. Credit: Queen’s University Researchers at Queen’s University have published new findings, providing a proof-of-concept use of genetic editing tools to treat genetic diseases. The study, published in Nature Scientific Reports, offers an important first step towards treatment for a rare liver […]

Jennifer A. Doudna & Samuel H. Sternberg Houghton Mifflin: 2017. ISBN: 9780544716940 Buy this book: US UK Japan Graeme Mitchell/Redux/Eyevine Jennifer Doudna helped to uncover the CRISPR–Cas gene-editing system. The prospect of a memoir from Jennifer Doudna, a key player in the CRISPR story, quickens the pulse. And A Crack in Creation does indeed deliver […]

The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing approach might not be as precise as previously thought, according to Stanford University’s Vinit Mahajan and his colleagues. Mahajan, along with Columbia University’s Stephen Tsang, previously used the editing approach to fix the mutation behind retinitis pigmentosa in mice. In a letter to Nature Methods, the researchers now report that they sequenced […]

Gene editing panic once again struck the media this week when a study from scientists at Stanford University found that gene editing technology may not be as precise as promised and may actually cause up to a thousand unintended changes to the genome when utilized to change or repair even a single gene. The study, […]