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New CRISPR tech can revolutionise gene therapy, renew hope for treating genetic diseases
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New CRISPR tech can revolutionise gene therapy, renew hope for treating genetic diseases

Researchers can use this technology may eventually be able to correct lifelong genetic diseases, including progeria, in humans.

Researchers find new protein 41B that can be used as a drug target for COVID-19 treatment
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Researchers find new protein 41B that can be used as a drug target for COVID-19 treatment

Researchers also found about 127 other shared molecules between SARS-CoV-2 and other coronaviruses that were involved in various biological processes ranging from cell to cell communication metabolic processes going on inside the cell and cell growth

Smartphone-based Covid-19 test uses CRISPR technology, returns results in under 30 mins
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Smartphone-based Covid-19 test uses CRISPR technology, returns results in under 30 mins

The new diagnostic test can generate a positive or negative result, as well as measure the viral load, or concentration of virus, in the sample.

Using CRISPR is too dangerous, can cause unintended changes in the DNA finds study
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Using CRISPR is too dangerous, can cause unintended changes in the DNA finds study

The study found that instead of the mutation being fixed, the chromosome carrying the mutation is gone which is a change that likely dooms the embryo.

Powerful new gene editing tool adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 can make larger DNA repairs
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Powerful new gene editing tool adapted from CRISPR-Cas9 can make larger DNA repairs

The new capability to delete or replace long stretches of DNA could help researchers better understand disease conditions and ageing.

Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for work on CRISPR gene editing
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Nobel Prize in chemistry awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for work on CRISPR gene editing

French scientist Emmanuelle Charpentier and American Jennifer A Doudna have won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing a method of genome editing likened to 'molecular scissors' that offer the promise of one day curing genetic diseases

DCGI approves commercial launch of Tata Group's low-cost COVID-19 test 'Feluda'
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DCGI approves commercial launch of Tata Group's low-cost COVID-19 test 'Feluda'

This test uses an indigenously-developed, cutting-edge CRISPR technology for detecting the virus' genome sequence

Gene-editing is
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Gene-editing is "not yet ready" to be tried safely and effectively in human embryos, says panel of experts

Genome editing on embryos should not be used to create a pregnancy unless it has been "clearly established" that the changes can be made without also making "undesired changes".

Canadian researchers reveal they might be able to stop cancer from becoming drug resistant by restricting lipid synthesis
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Canadian researchers reveal they might be able to stop cancer from becoming drug resistant by restricting lipid synthesis

Scientists believe that cancer treatments can prove to be more effective if they simultaneously restrict LUR1, FASN and other components that could lead to the importing of lipids

Low cost Coronavirus testing kit named after 'Feluda' gets results in less than one hour
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Low cost Coronavirus testing kit named after 'Feluda' gets results in less than one hour

Feluda is the detective character from the legendary filmmaker Satyajit Ray's stories and the Indian version to 'Detector' and 'Sherlock'.

Scientists find plants use hormone called jasmonic acid to fight fungi, insect attacks
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Scientists find plants use hormone called jasmonic acid to fight fungi, insect attacks

For the study, scientists used Arabidopsis thaliana ⁠— a small flowering plant in the mustard family .

Scientists claim to have uses CRISPR for the first time to treat a patient who was blind
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Scientists claim to have uses CRISPR for the first time to treat a patient who was blind

They said that it will take up to a month to see if this surgery worked and has restored the patient's vision.

First CRISPR gene editing trial in cancer patients points to safety of technique in medical treatments
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First CRISPR gene editing trial in cancer patients points to safety of technique in medical treatments

The CRISPR-modified immune cells fit right into each patient’s immune system, and found in their blood nine months later.

Chinese scientist who created genetically-edited babies gets fined, 3 years in prison
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Chinese scientist who created genetically-edited babies gets fined, 3 years in prison

His work had resulted in a third genetically edited baby, who had been undisclosed till earlier this week, by Chinese media.

China's failed gene-edited baby experiment proves we're not ready for human embryo modification
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China's failed gene-edited baby experiment proves we're not ready for human embryo modification

He Jiankui and team were targeting gene CCR5, which is necessary for the HIV virus to enter into white blood cells and infect our body.

Excerpts from gene-edited baby research show it likely had unintended mutations, unknown side effects
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Excerpts from gene-edited baby research show it likely had unintended mutations, unknown side effects

As powerful a technology as CRISPR is, it also has the potential to introduce mistakes or unpredictable errors in important, sacred sites of a living subject's DNA.

Another step closer to curing cancer and genetic diseases: All you need to know about CRISPR-Cas9
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Another step closer to curing cancer and genetic diseases: All you need to know about CRISPR-Cas9

CRISPR-Cas9 could be a ray of hope for those suffering from inherited genetic disorders like down syndrome, cystic fibrosis and thalassemia.

WHO creates register to track gene manipulation in humans after Chinese twin scandal
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WHO creates register to track gene manipulation in humans after Chinese twin scandal

About 30 nations currently have legislation directly or indirectly barring all clinical use of germline editing.

First lawful human trials for CRISPR in treating inherited blindness now underway
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First lawful human trials for CRISPR in treating inherited blindness now underway

If successful, the trial could trigger a sea of others for hereditary & genetic conditions affecting millions worldwide.

WHO calls ban on germline gene-editing research, clinical use of CRISPR in embryos
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WHO calls ban on germline gene-editing research, clinical use of CRISPR in embryos

A Chinese scientist claimed he had secretly gene-edited the DNA of an embryo and it led to birth twin girls.