Gene editing

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Gene editing will just perpetuate disastrous factory farming | Letters
Instead of trying to cosh nature into submission, our farmers should be improving the health of the soil and the diversity of their crops and animals

03, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds’
The biotechnology is comparable to traditional breeding methods and vital to create livestock resistant to disease, droughts and heatwaves, says group

Robin McKie Science and environment editor

26, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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Genetic engineering test with mosquitoes ‘may be game changer’ in eliminating malaria
UK scientist says gene-drive study rendering female insects infertile may lead to ‘self destruct mosquito’ field tests within 10 years

Linda Geddes

28, Jul, 2021 @6:54 PM

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Mixed messages: is research into human-monkey embryos ethical?
Biologists recently created a chimera with both human and monkey cells. But not all scientists are happy to blur species boundaries

Philip Ball

15, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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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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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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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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