Why Claims That Gene Editing Doesn’t Involve Insertion of Foreign Genes or DNA Are False

Claire Robinson Currently governments around the world are moving to scrap regulatory safeguards around genetically modified organisms (GMOs) that are claimed to contain no foreign genes or foreign DNA. They choose to believe GMO lobby assertions that GM gene-edited plants and animals don’t contain any foreign genetic material in their genomes and are therefore as […]

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 […]

Pharma Exposed! Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) is Targeted Gene Deletion!

Ariyana Love The three regions of the brain being targeted are the temporal cortex, cerebellum, and prefrontalcortex, especially the frontal lobe. These regions were shown to have lower methylation levels ofthe X chromosome with ASD. The study specifies that X chromosome deletion occurs by “epigenetic dysregulation” (gene deletion) and “DNA methylation” (genetic coding). … Targeted […]

“Is Curing Patients a Sustainable Business Model?” Goldman Sachs Analysts Ask

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Beth Mole One-shot cures for diseases are not great for business—more specifically, they’re bad for longterm profits—Goldman Sachs analysts noted in an April 10 report for biotech clients … The investment banks’ report, titled “The Genome Revolution,” asks clients the touchy question: “Is curing patients a sustainable business model?” The answer may be “no,” according […]

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 […]

At NY Genome Center, Legal Expert Presents Ethical Dilemmas in Gene Editing

fapnewstoday.com Developing gene therapies for rare diseases is one thing. Creating gene-edited “designer babies” is quite another. German legal expert Timo Minssen outlined the potentially explosive ethical landmines surrounding such issues during a recent talk at the New York Genome Center. … Minssen said the rapidly growing global market for CRISPR/Cas9 technology could reach $10 […]