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Scientists Are Using CRISPR To “Program” Living Cells

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Scientists from the University of Washington have constructed digital logic gates in living cells. Though they're not the first to do so, the researchers'...

How CRISPR-Cas9 Works

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CRISPR and Cas9 are words that excited many, but the idea can also be confusing.  DNA, RNA, what does that mean?  We got you...

Best of 2018: Is CRISPR Safe?

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The much-hyped editing tool, CRISPR-Cas9 has already revolutionized the fields of genetics and medicine.  The technique, which entered the public eye around 5 years...

BEST OF 2014 // #85: Hunting HIV

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HIV treatment has made great progress since the turn of the century, and thanks to something called HAART - Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy -...

Best of 2018: CRISPR CasRx

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So far, CRISPR and CRISP-Cas9 have all been about editing DNA.  RNA, however, could also be used to treat many diseases, possible better.  Enter...

Best of 2016 // #83: CRISPR Edits Cells’ RNA

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Despite the hype and future for gene editing, it's a risky business full of ethical dilemmas.  Researchers from UC Berkeley and the University of...

Best of 2018: CRISPR takes on Mammals

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Gene Drives use genetic engineering to pass on specifically chosen genes to offspring.  It's controversial, because it could alter a species, or even wipe...

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