gene editing

Returning Power To Insecticides

By replacing insecticide-resistant genes in fruit flies with susceptible forms, an India-US research team is devising ways to lower insecticide use in farms.

Cutting Down Barriers In Bacterial Genome Editing

Scientists are fighting drug-resistant microbes with a new CRISPR-Cas gene editing method that can be transferred between bacterial strains.

Correcting Genetic Mutations One Letter At A Time

Researchers from Singapore have developed a CRISPR/Cas9-base gene editor capable of correcting single-letter mutations in our DNA sequence.

Peering Into The CRISPR Crystal Ball

CRISPR has come a long way since it burst into the public imagination in the last decade. Here’s a glimpse of the top trends in gene editing for 2020 and beyond.

On The Cusp Of CRISPR

When Yoshizumi Ishino first encountered in 1986 the mysterious sequences that would later come to be known as CRISPR, he was as far away from the present day as he was to the discovery of the double helix. Here is the story of what has happened since then.

CRISPR Takes Center Stage

It’s been nearly a decade since CRISPR captured public imagination. As the technology matures, we’ve rounded up some of CRISPR’s most interesting use cases to emerge in recent years.

Mutating Cas9 To Improve CRISPR Accuracy

Researchers have modified the Cas9 enzyme to create a version that is 93 times more accurate than what is found in nature.

CRISPR’ed Mouse Mimics COVID-19 In Humans

Scientists have used gene editing to create mice expressing human ACE2, the receptor used by SARS-CoV-2 to enter cells.

Cultivating CRISPR For Crops

For gene editing technologies like CRISPR to make a positive impact on agriculture, they must be embraced by companies both big and small. Corteva Agriscience is encouraging open innovation to help bridge the gap.

Prime Editing Optimized For Rice And Wheat

Prime editing, a new genome editing approach, has great potential for plant breeding and functional genomic research.