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Scientists are using an exciting gene editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 to protect plants from harmful DNA viruses, strengthening the plant's protections.
… Julie Coursen … Scientists are using an exciting gene editing tool called CRISPR/Cas9 to protect plants from … use in many organisms, and this latest iteration develops gene-editing for use in plants. … The November Genome Advance …
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Scientific institutions are developing recommendations to support the responsible use of human gene-editing research.
… decision-making for the responsible use of human genome-editing research. … In light of recent advances in gene-editing research and technologies, the National … decision making for the responsible use of human gene-editing research. This initiative examined the clinical, …
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Most ethical discussions about genome editing center on human germline editing because changes are passed down to future generations.
… Most of the ethical discussions related to genome editing center around human germline because editing changes … attempted at this time, but that studies that would make  gene therapy  safe and effective should continue. 1 , 2  Most … in December 2015 with the  International Summit on Human Gene Editing  in Washington, DC. For more information on this …
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Genome editing is a method that lets scientists change the DNA of many organisms, including plants, bacteria, and animals.
… Genome editing is a method that lets scientists change the DNA of … about 85 percent of their genes! By changing a single gene or multiple genes in a mouse, scientists can observe how … genomic basis of deafness.   … Scientists are developing  gene therapies  - treatments involving genome editing - to …
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Scientists have edited genomes for many years, but CRISPR technology has improved the speed, cost, accuracy, and efficiency of genome editing ​
… the conversation about the science and ethics of genome editing has grown louder due to faster, cheaper, and more … will aid the development of new treatments, including  gene therapy . … Scientists have had the knowledge and … fraction of time and price. … [1] Capecchi, M. R. (2005). Gene targeting in mice: functional analysis of the mammalian …
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Genome editing is currently being applied to research on cancer, mental health, rare diseases, and many other disease areas.
… Genome editing is currently being applied to research on cancer, … targets. Although excitement about the potential for gene therapy has grown tremendously since the discovery of … physicians might eventually be able to prescribe targeted gene therapy to make corrections to patient genomes and …
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Patients with genetic disorders and members of the public have diverse about germline genome editing.
… world, have diverse views about whether germline genome editing should be used to prevent or treat genetic disorders. … a  survey  to understand the public's feelings about gene editing for newborns that would give them a reduced risk … Though they found some enthusiasm among the public about gene editing, they also found that about two-thirds of U.S. …
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Using a recently developed DNA base-editing technique, researchers correct accelerating aging disorder.
… Ganguly, Ph.D. … Using a recently developed DNA base-editing technique, researchers correct accelerating aging … Progeria is caused by a mutation in the nuclear lamin A gene in which one DNA base C is changed to a T. Researchers … is caused by a mutation in the nuclear lamin A  (LMNA ) gene in which one DNA base C is changed to a T. This change …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is altering a genome with unparalleled efficiency and precision.
… time, we have developed powerful new technologies for  editing  a human (or any) genomes? We may not yet have jet … virus to start replicating again. As scientists working on gene therapy for many years have found, there are also … new mosquitoes could be malaria-free. This is called a " gene drive " and it has quickly become controversial. For the …
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NHGRI researchers asked patients, parents and physicians in the sickle cell disease community (SCD) what they wanted and needed to know about genome editing to make informed decisions about participating in genome-editing clinical trials.
… … As public interest and expanded research in human genome editing grows, many questions remain about ethical, legal and … community what they wanted and needed to know about genome editing to make informed decisions about participating in genome-editing clinical trials. Gene-editing treatments, which appear to provide a potential …