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US science academies take on human-genome editing

IHM/National Library of Medicine The 1975 Asilomar conference helped set rules for research on DNA.                   The US National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) will launch a major initiative to develop...
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Crispr: is it a good idea to ‘upgrade’ our DNA?

Last year Tony Perry made mice that would have been brown-furred grow up white instead. That Perry, a molecular embryologist at the University of Bath, tweaked their coat colour isn’t new – scientists have been making so-called knock-out mice, in which certain genes are disabled,...
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CRISPR Gets Lit Up and Tuned

By now, most within the biomedical fields have likely at least heard mention of the gene-editing tool known as CRISPR/Cas9. Since 2013, this technique has created a veritable revolution within the disciplines of molecular biology and genetics and is already showing tremendous promise for treating...
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