Is Gene Editing Ready for Prime Time?

It is no understatement or overstatement to say that gene editing is affordable. Depending on your point of view, playing god-of-the-genes is either here and ready-to-roll-out full on, or you’re skeptical of the science and the intent-behind-the-science. Which is it? It’s time to decide

Designer Babies? Gene Editing is Moving into Perilous Ethical Waters

As Digibody journeys into y/our future, let’s take a quick look at some of the recent MSM (mainstream media) points of view on the question and ethics of gene editing… questioning genome editing in plants and animals, including you, your genes, your children and humankind’s future…

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Now a touch of the academic debate over the future of your genes as plant and animal genes are going to where the market takes them…

Scientists urges caution in using new CRISPR technology

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CRISPR

CRISPRs have been used to cut five to 62 genes at once {2013}

“It is a truly revolutionary technology that will greatly change life sciences and medicine”

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http://news.sciencemag.org/biology/2015/12/crispr-helps-heal-mice-muscular-dystrophy {2015}

The red-hot genome editing tool known as CRISPR has scored another achievement: Researchers have used it to treat a severe form of muscular dystrophy in mice. Three groups report today in Science that they wielded CRISPR to snip out part of a defective gene in mice with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD), allowing the animals to make an essential muscle protein. The approach is the first time CRISPR has been successfully delivered throughout the body to treat grown animals with a genetic disease.


CRISPR, the disruptor

A powerful gene-editing technology is the biggest game changer to hit biology since PCR. But with its huge potential come pressing concerns.

http://www.nature.com/news/crispr-the-disruptor-1.17673


CRISPR-Cas.org

http://www.crispr-cas.org/


Open Source re: CRISPR (circa 2016) from Wiki