Could Gene Modification Be a Skeleton Key for Curing Alzheimer's?
While CRISPR technology is generating a new wave of optimism for curing neurological diseases, experts warn that it has to be one part of a larger approach.
America's Leading Animal Geneticist Wants to Talk to You About GMOs
Alison Van Eenennaam has spent the last decade explaining gene editing to critics who find fear more compelling than data. Is anybody listening?
Scientists Launch an Effort to Eradicate Malaria With Gene-Edited Mosquitoes
In a high-security lab in Italy, scientists have launched a large-scale experiment to genetically modify mosquitoes with an end goal of potentially eradicating malaria in Africa.
The Chinese Scientist Who Engineered HIV-Resistant Babies May Now Face Legal Consequences
A Chinese scientist who engineered the first gene-edited babies may now face serious charges for fraudulent practices.
Why the FDA's Plan to Regulate Gene Editing in Animals Has Some Scientists Worried
The agency's new plan retains several key limitations on animal biotechnology, despite language promoting innovation.
Scientists Edit Human Embryo to Study the Workings of a Gene
It's one of just a handful of successful human embryo gene-editing experiments that have been announced over the past two years.