Genetics

What we risk as humans if we allow gene-edited babies

A second woman is said to be pregnant with a gene-edited baby in China, according to reports this year. It follows revelations last November that gene-edited twins had been born, which caused much debate.

Genetics

Perspectives on gene editing

Medicine is at a turning point, on the cusp of major change as disruptive technologies such as gene, RNA, and cell therapies enable scientists to approach diseases in new ways. The swiftness of this change is being driven ...

Genetics

Poll: Most support gene editing to protect babies

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 ...

Genetics

Fear that uproar over gene-edited babies could block science

Scientists working on the frontiers of medicine fear the uproar over the reported births of gene-edited babies in China could jeopardize promising research into how to alter heredity to fend off a variety of disorders.

Genetics

Why we are not ready for genetically designed babies

The media is buzzing with the surprise news that a Chinese researcher, Jainkui He, has created the world's first genome-edited twins. He did this, ostensibly, to provide resistance to HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Genetics

Gene-edited baby trial 'paused': China scientist

The Chinese scientist who claims to have created the world's first genetically-edited babies said Wednesday the trial had been paused, following an international outcry over the highly controversial procedure.

Genetics

First gene-edited babies claimed in China

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.

Genetics

Gene editing possible for kidney disease

For the first time scientists have identified how to halt kidney disease in a life-limiting genetic condition, which may pave the way for personalised treatment in the future.

page 1 from 9