Most Americans say it would be OK to use gene-editing technology to create babies protected against a variety of diseases — but a new poll shows they'd draw the line at changing DNA so children are born smarter, faster or…
By Lauran Neergaard, Associated Press
The apparent birth this month of the first genetically modified babies is “a lesson in the potential for human hubris to overtake us,” Dr. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health.
By Lev Facher, STAT
A Chinese researcher claims that he helped make the world's first genetically edited babies — twin girls born this month whose DNA he said he altered with a powerful new tool capable of rewriting the very blueprint of life.
By Marilynn Marchione, AP Chief Medical Writer
The DNA damage found in the new study included deletions of thousands of DNA bases, including at spots far from the edit. Some of the deletions can silence genes that should be active and activate genes that should be silent,…
By Sharon Begley, STAT
By PBS NewsHour
Imagine you could edit a mouse’s genes to be resistant to Lyme Disease. The mouse would breed and evolution would take its course, leading to the extinction of the disease. That’s the vision for scientists developing CRISPR, technology that allows…
By PBS NewsHour
What did 2016 mean for science? Science correspondent Miles O’Brien sits down with William Brangham to discuss some of the more remarkable discoveries, innovations and setbacks this year, including the confirmation of one of Einstein's major predictions, the global outbreak…
By Leigh Anne Tiffany
For the first time, a cancer patient is being treated with cells altered using a gene editing technique called CRISPR-Cas9.
By Andrew Joseph, STAT
Religious leaders and bioethicists have debated genome editing for decades. One geneticist is addressing concerns among religious communities.
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