Genetically Engineered Salad Greens Coming to Grocery Stores – and They Won’t Be Labeled

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Joseph Mercola Pairwise, an agricultural biotechnology company, created Conscious Greens Purple Power Baby Greens Blend, the !rst CRISPR-edited food available to U.S. consumers. The company used CRISPR, or clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeat, to edit mustard greens’ DNA, removing a gene that gives them their pungent flavor. The greens are !rst being rolled out in restaurants in […]

Genetic Warfare: Super Humans and the Law

Morial Shah Every technology we develop carries potential for great good or harm. But the question of whether we can or should effectively stop that technology from being used for hostile purposes or armed conflict remains moot. … Legal regimes governing the use of such technologies – the Biological Weapons Convention, the Oviedo Convention of […]

The Amino Age and the New abNormal Doctors

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Northern Tracey mRNA is apparently the only new cure for all our ills. They’re even giving this new era in medicine a name calling it the ‘Amino Age’ but is it all it’s cracked up to be? … The amino age is the offered solution but is it a solution at all or just another […]

New CRISPR-based Tool Inserts Large DNA Sequences in Desired Sites in Cells

Anne Trafton Building on the CRISPR gene-editing system, MIT researchers have designed a new tool that can snip out faulty genes and replace them with new ones, in a safer and more efficient way. Using this system, the researchers showed that they could deliver genes as long as 36,000 DNA base pairs to several types […]

Food Freedom – Part 2: What You’re Not Told About GMO Crops and Foods

Lucy Crisetig You’ve been told that genetically modified (GM) crops and foods are needed to feed the world’s growing population and to meet challenges facing farmers – climate change as well as pests and diseases. You’ve also been told that GM crops can make agriculture more sustainable, with higher yields, reducing pesticide use, and providing […]

Using Lipid Nanoparticles to Efficiently Deliver CRISPR/Cas9 for Genome Editing

S. C. Alexander et al. Transthyretin amyloidosis (ATTR) is a progressive disease caused by accumulation of amyloid deposits of misfolded transthyretin (TTR) protein in multiple tissues including the heart, nerves and gastrointestinal tract. Reduction of TTR monomer via stabilization of circulating tetramer and silencing of TTR gene expression in hepatocytes of ATTR patients have emerged […]