CRISPR Gene Editing

LONDON • Britain granted its first licence for the genetic modification of human embryos as part of research into infertility and why miscarriages happen, in a move likely to raise ethical concerns.. Read more at

CRISPR: Gene Editing in discarded embryos approved in the UK for the study of subfertility and recurrent miscarriages

Gene Manipulation Has Potential to Alter Genomes and Impact Society

Every so often, a major scientific breakthrough profoundly alters the trajectory of scientific research. In the 1960s, microbiologists sparked the recombinant-DNA…|By Simon M. Helfgott, MD

Introducing the Brave New World of CRISPR Gene Editing: what’s in it for rheumatologists and other non-geneticists (that’s 99.999% of the guardians of the human genome)?
Plenty. For one, the “corrected” genes can be transfected using a suitable viral vector into patients to treat diseases with clearly-defined genetic causes/predisposition. This may open up a whole new therapeutic modality to prevent or cure many autoimmune, neuromuscular, metabolic diseases and cancers.
Read on and be aware, if not wowed.

First Successful Gene-Editing in Live Mammals Brings Us Closer to Human Treatments

For the first time ever, scientists have used the CRISPR gene-editing tool to successfully treat a genetic muscle disorder in a living adult mammal. It’s a…

Proof-of-concept of CRISPR Gene Editing: treating Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy in mice.

Improved Version Of CRISPR Gene Editing Tool Eliminates Errors

It is not called CRISPEST, however

CRISPR/Cas9 (v1.1): this update corrects some errors in the prototype version (it may snip at the wrong places😲)

CRISPR/Cas9 Genome Editing Is a Huge Deal, But It’s Just the Tip of the Iceberg

CRISPR/Cas9 has been touted as an almost magical technology in the news—and rightly so. The technique allows scientists to alter the DNA of living cells and, it’s…

CRISPR/Cpf1 (v2.0): the science is definitely moving way too fast!