CRISPR

Cause of disease that turns babies' lips blue identified

The disease starves the pulmonary system of oxygen after the lung's blood vessels do not form properly during organ development. The lack of tiny blood vessels called alveolar capillaries causes hypoxia, inflammation and death.

Jun 20, 2019, 12:43 PM IST

Chinese scientist claims to have created world's first genetically-edited babies

Chinese scientist He Jiankui of Shenzhen has claimed that he has created the world's first genetically-edited babies, in a potentially ground-breaking and controversial medical first.

Nov 26, 2018, 17:06 PM IST

Breakthrough gene editing technology may prevent hearing loss in humans

The findings showed that a single treatment involving injection of the gene tool CRISPR-Cas9 cocktail prevented progressive hearing loss in young animals that would have otherwise gone deaf.
 

Dec 21, 2017, 16:19 PM IST

CRISPR-based rapid, inexpensive diagnostic tool created

This technology could one day be used to respond to viral and bacterial outbreaks, monitor antibiotic resistance, and detect cancer, researchers said.\

Apr 15, 2017, 00:48 AM IST

Researchers identify new culprit type 2 diabetes gene!

Using the gene editing technology called CRISPR and other sophisticated scientific tools, the researchers identified this gene, ACSL5.

Sep 01, 2016, 16:08 PM IST

Researchers find way to boost gene-editing tool efficiency

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, have found a way to boost the efficiency of a gene-editing tool, known as clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats associated protein 9 (CRISPR-Cas9), so that it cuts and disables genes up to fivefold in most types of human cells.

Aug 29, 2016, 03:27 AM IST

Potential drug target for Zika, similar viruses identified

The findings showed that disabling SPCS1 -- in both human and insect cells -- reduces viral infection and does not negatively affect the cells themselves.
 

Jun 18, 2016, 17:29 PM IST

'Crispr' gene editing technique may treat inherited blindness

While rare overall, it is one of the most common inherited diseases of the retina.

Jan 11, 2016, 13:55 PM IST

Gene-editing technique heals mice with muscular dystrophy

Researchers have succeeded for the first time in reversing a degenerative illness in mice, using a revolutionary gene-editing technique that one day may help cure similar diseases in humans.

Jan 01, 2016, 06:22 AM IST

CRISPR – Science's Breakthrough of the Year!

CRISPR came on top of Science's annual list of scientific breakthroughs given fresh demonstrations of its muscle this year.

Dec 18, 2015, 18:21 PM IST

New gene map shows cancer's weak link

Scientists have mapped out the genes that keep our cells alive, thereby revealing which genes are crucial in diseases like cancer.

Nov 27, 2015, 13:25 PM IST

First experiment ''editing'' human embryos ignites ethical furore

Biologists in China reported carrying out the first experiment to alter the DNA of human embryos, igniting an outcry from scientists who warn against altering the human genome in a way that could last for generations.

Apr 24, 2015, 01:59 AM IST

Scientists call for halt on experiments changing DNA of human embryos

With rumors that scientists are about to announce they have modified the genes of human eggs, sperm, or embryos, five prominent researchers on Thursday called on biologists to halt such experiments due to fears about safety and eugenics.

Mar 12, 2015, 23:27 PM IST

New research brings drug to treat HIV closer to reality

Scientists are one step closer to creating a drug that could prevent HIV infection and even remove all the dormant copies of the deadly virus from patients with the more advanced disease.

Mar 11, 2015, 17:31 PM IST

US researchers develop custom blood cells in lab

 In a first, researchers from the Johns Hopkins University have successfully engineered custom blood cells after correcting a genetic error in stem cells from patients with sickle cell disease.

Mar 11, 2015, 17:26 PM IST

Genetically edited fruits a reality soon

Soon eat apples that do not get brown when cut or have super bananas that produce more vitamin A. With genetic engineering, `smart` fruits are coming at a grocery store near you.

Aug 14, 2014, 12:39 PM IST

New technique developed to disrupt malaria genes

Scientists have discovered a new way to manipulate genes of parasite that causes malaria disease.

Aug 13, 2014, 10:02 AM IST

New groundbreaking technique may help cure diseases by `editing` DNA

Researchers have for the first time cured a genetic disease in animals by editing their DNA.

Apr 22, 2014, 16:33 PM IST

Top 10 scientific breakthroughs of 2013

The annual list of groundbreaking scientific achievements, selected by Science and its international nonprofit publisher, has been revealed.

Dec 21, 2013, 12:16 PM IST

How bacteria hides from host immune system to cause disease

A system of genes that bacteria use to defend themselves against viruses, has been found to be involved in helping some bacteria evade the mammalian immune system.

Apr 15, 2013, 12:57 PM IST