Genome editing technology has, and will always have, limits. Limits that are related not to the technology itself but to the intrinsic complexity of the human genome.
The world seemed to be inching forward with CRISPR gene editing technology – but suddenly the forbidden fruit has been plucked, and some even worry that the CRISPR tree has been cut down.
Microbiologist Francisco Mojica spoke to an enthusiastic audience at UNSW Sydney about his discovery of the gene editing tool CRISPR, ranked among the most important scientific findings of this century.
In a landmark study, scientists have used CRISPR gene editing to introduce beneficial natural mutations into blood cells to boost their production of foetal haemoglobin.
A future in which our bodies are used as hard drives could change the way we conceive of human history and perceive life, writes Julie Louise Bacon.
A UNSW Sydney-led team of scientists has made an advance that could eventually lead to a cure for sickle cell anaemia and other blood disorders.
A new study has advanced the use of a technique known as 'CRISPR' to treat a common inherited form of anaemia, writes Merlin Crossley.