Summary: Will gene drive wipe out malaria-causing mosquitoes, or will the genetic technology that ‘spreads like wildfire’ cause a catastrophe? Gene drive raises hopes and fears as a team of scientists funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation are using it to wipe out the mosquitoes that carry malaria, to eradicate the disease. [This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Follow… Continue reading "Microsoft’s Gates to Genetically Engineer Laser Lit Mosquitoes Using Gene Drive"
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Summary: (Video) The original CRISPR-Cas9 system has revolutionized gene editing, but cutting DNA isn’t all it can do. From turning gene expression on and off to tagging particular sequences with a fluorescent dye, this animation explores some of the exciting upgrades to CRISPR. Scroll down for video. Techniques to modify DNA in the genome have existed for several decades, and… Continue reading "CRISPR 2.0: New Ways to Edit Genes in Our Body (video)"
Summary: MIT researchers use nanoparticles instead of viruses to deliver the CRISPR gene editing system. This article first appeared on LongevityFacts. Follow us on Reddit | Google+ | Facebook. Author: Brady Hartman] In a new study, MIT scientists have developed nanoparticles that deliver the CRISPR gene editing system, eliminating the need to use viruses for delivery. Using the new delivery technique, the gene… Continue reading "Revolutionary CRISPR Gene Editing with Nanoparticles"