AP Exclusive: US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body


Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through an IV, he received billions of copies of a …

US scientists try 1st gene editing in the body :: WRAL.com

By MARILYNN MARCHIONE, AP Chief Medical WriterOAKLAND, Calif. — Scientists for the first time have tried editing a gene inside the body in a bold attempt to permanently change a person’s DNA to try to cure a disease. The experiment was done Monday in California on 44-year-old Brian Madeux. Through …

Scientists are using gene-editing tool to create low-fat pigs

Want to enjoy bacon without the guilt? Scientists are using a gene-editing tool to create low-fat pigs, so you can.  To do so, they used a tool called CRISPR to produce a gene that helps pigs burn fat to stay warm. While other mammals, such as mice and rats, already …

CRISPR Gene-Editing Tool Creates Pigs With 24 Percent Less Body Fat : FEATURE : Tech Times

Using CRISPR, scientists in China created pigs with the UPC1 gene. Besides having less body fat, the genetically modified animals also have other characteristics that can benefit pig farmers.   ( Pixabay ) Scientists in China have created low-fat pigs using CRISPR-Cas9 gene-editing tool. The animals have about 24 percent less …

Scientists working toward reversible kind of gene editing / LJWorld.com

Washington — Scientists are altering a powerful gene-editing technology in hopes of one day fighting diseases without making permanent changes to people’s DNA. The trick: Edit RNA instead, the messenger that carries a gene’s instructions. “If you edit RNA, you can have a reversible therapy,” important in case of side …

Scientists use CRISPR gene editing to make a reduced-fat pig

The pigs, developed in China, had 24% less body fat than a regular hog like this one, after 6 months.Flickr/Eric Kilby Researchers in Beijing found a way to engineer pigs that helps them stay warm and lean. After 6 months, test litters weighed in with 24% less body fat than …

Gene Editing Lets Scientists Turn Off Sperm Production

At a time when access to reproductive health care for women is newly imperiled, the scientific press is revisiting a topic that emerges and fades into the woodwork every few years: male birth control.A new study from Michigan State University published in Nature Communications breaks new ground in approaching a male contraceptive …

Scientists use gene-editing technology to knock out genes in human embryos for first time

For the first time, have used gene-editing techniques on human embryos to probe how they develop. The work suggests that a protein called OCT4 has additional roles in human embryos compared with those of mice. But biologists say it is more …DNA editing in human embryos reveals role of fertility “master …