A 'dead' CRISPR might be a better CRISPR for targeting Alzheimer's

A new molecular editor based on "dead Cas9" shows encouraging results for editing the genome

The WHO has released new guidelines for genome editing technology

These recommendations will help improve the safety and access of genome-editing treatments

A decoy may be the key to developing a vaccine against a deadly bioweapon

New research shows how Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus attaches to cells, paving the way for a vaccine

A new genetic testing method makes assisted reproduction safer

However, it does not alleviate the serious ethical concerns around genome editing of embryos

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How many things can scientists name -Seq? Let us count the ways

From lettuce to cat poop to human cells, we're ready to sequence it all

CRISPR technology for human gene editing is promising, but serious scientific and ethical concerns remain

Multiple sectors of society must be involved in the regulation and applications of CRISPR to medicine

Researchers use CRISPR to eliminate HIV in mice, DNA and all

CRISPR is the latest tool adapted from the microbial world to treat infections

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Shapeshifting hydrogels with CRISPR inside rearrange on command and interface with our bodies

Programmable CRISPR-responsive smart materials, like DNA hydrogels, are much more likely to become game-changers in our lifetimes

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 Bobbie Johnson via Flickr.

Take CRISPR/Cas9 outside, use it like a hand-held search engine for wild genomes

Instead of little robots, using proteins as naturally occurring nanotechnology

We need genetic engineering to stave off climate change-induced global hunger

Despite what many say, organic farming will not save us from the worst impacts of climate change

CRISPR nanoparticles are the next big hope in Alzheimer’s disease treatments

Nearly 6 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease without solid treatment options.