Gene editing

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The Code Breaker by Walter Isaacson review – a science page-turner
Designer babies and ethical quicksand ... The biographer of Steve Jobs tells the story of Jennifer Doudna and the development of gene-editing

Laura Spinney

11, Mar, 2021 @7:30 AM

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After the Nobel, what next for Crispr gene-editing therapies?
Hailed as the ‘molecular scissors’ that will allow us to rewrite our genes, the DNA tool is being trialled in treatments for everything from sickle-cell anaemia to cancer

Philip Ball

21, Feb, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Environment department scientist calls for biotechnology debate
Gideon Henderson says debate needed on GM crops and gene editing of plants and animals

Fiona Harvey

07, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Gene editing of crops and livestock may soon be permitted in England
Government has launched consultation to change current strict EU rules

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

07, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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'Surrogate sires' could create specially bred livestock, say scientists
Successful trials on mice show potential to produce sperm from elite breeders in sterile animals

Natalie Grover Science correspondent

14, Sep, 2020 @9:12 PM

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Genome editing for heritable diseases not yet safe, report states
Scientists warn embryos that have had DNA edited should not be used in pregnancies

Ian Sample Science editor

03, Sep, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Share your views on gene editing
We would like to find out what you think about gene editing. What are the benefits – and the downsides for society?

Guardian community team

19, Feb, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Should we edit our DNA? The Gene Gap - watch and listen
Should we rewrite our DNA? Gene-editing technologies have the power to change life as we know it but what do people really think about how we should use them?

Harry Fischer, Max SandersonLindsay Poulton

19, Feb, 2020 @1:00 PM

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Chinese scientist who edited babies' genes jailed for three years
The biophysicist was guilty of illegal practice in trying to alter the genetic makeup of twins Lulu and Nana

Ian Sample Science editor

31, Dec, 2019 @12:23 AM

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Science made astonishing progress. It was also hijacked by those with an axe to grind | Laura Spinney
Attacks and scepticism are on the rise, even as leaps are made in fields such as gene editing, AI, and space, says science writer Laura Spinney

Laura Spinney

26, Dec, 2019 @10:00 AM

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Human Nature review – quiet revolution that began in a yoghurt pot
An engrossing documentary about Crispr, a breakthrough in molecular biology with enormous implications for treating genetic diseases

Peter Bradshaw

04, Dec, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Gene editing like Crispr is too important to be left to scientists alone | Natalie Kofler
The world’s first genetically edited twins are a year old. We should all have a say in how this tech is used, says molecular biologist Natalie Kofler

Natalie Kofler

22, Oct, 2019 @5:01 AM

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