For the study, scientists used Arabidopsis thaliana — a small flowering plant in the mustard family .
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.
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.
The WHO, too, has formed a panel to develop global standards to oversee gene editing, but efforts are moving slowly.
Left-swirling snails have trouble hatching & finding mates, which isn't great news for their kind.
The toxin causes the blood pressure of its sting victims to sky-rocket if the venom isn't neutralized soon.
There's technically a chance that the patient may be fully-cured of thalassemia after the treatment.
So far, the Columbia University scientist has allowed modified embryos to live no longer than one day.
The risks of such an experiment are still far greater than its benefits, Zhang said in a statement.