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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 … many organisms, including plants, bacteria, and animals. Editing DNA can lead to changes in physical traits, like eye … risk. Scientists use different technologies to do this. … Genome editing technologies enable scientists to make changes …
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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 ​
… Techniques to modify DNA in the genome have existed for several decades, but the conversation about the science and ethics of genome editing has grown louder due to faster, cheaper, and more …
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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 … be passed down to future generations. … The debate about genome editing is not a new one but has regained attention …
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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, … organisms such as mice or zebrafish. Researchers rely on genome editing tools as a way to explore the connection between  …
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Patients with genetic disorders and members of the public have diverse about germline genome editing.
… the world, have diverse views about whether germline genome editing should be used to prevent or treat genetic disorders. … genetic disorders have diverse views on whether germline genome editing should be used to prevent or treat genetic …
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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 … community leaders and policy makers. NHGRI uses the term "genome editing" to describe techniques used to modify DNA in …
15 Ways Genomics Influences Our World
Genomics is altering a genome with unparalleled efficiency and precision.
… Genomics is altering a genome with unparalleled efficiency and precision. … Did you … that in the 15 years since we finished  reading  the human genome sequence for the first time, we have developed powerful new technologies for  editing  a human (or any) genomes? We may not yet have jet …
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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 … to this emerging need, researchers at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National …
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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 … develops gene-editing for use in plants. … The November Genome Advance of the Month describes how these scientists … code for an ancient bacterial immune system into a plant's genome to successfully strengthen the plant's protection …
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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 disorder. … Researchers have successfully used a DNA-editing technique to extend the lifespan of mice with the … , and was a collaboration between the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), part of the National …