Tag Genetic engineering - results: 22

Scientists have called for a global ban on the use of technology of gene editing CRISPR

last year, Chinese geneticist Hae Cisangkuy, despite the ban in force in the territory of China, had a very, very questionable from the standpoint of morality and ethics on gene editing of human embryonic cells, resulting in the l...

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2019-03-14

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Programmer-biohacking, grown rich on bitcoin, plans to create designer babies

Keyboard Brian Bishop in Austin, Texas, were literally steaming. Recognized nationwide high-speed typewriting, he was preparing a polite request, well-known futurist from the UK. Wanted to get advice about their "startup designer ...

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2019-02-08

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Ginkgo Bioworks wants to turn the human cell into a "factory on demand"

For the production of medicines and various products of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries today use huge factories, where hundreds of chemical reactions to create the desired ingredients. But it has long been known that o...

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2018-10-26

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Parents will be able to edit the appearance of the unborn child

well-Known editor of the genome CRISPR can save people from serious diseases before birth. But what if we could use this technology not only in medical but also for cosmetic purposes? It is possible that this service will arise in...

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2018-07-18

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Gene editing with the CRISPR/Cas9 can be deadly

a Method of editing DNA CRISPR/Cas9 is considered one of the most important discoveries in modern genetics. However, the large potential of the technology hides a monstrous side effects. Figure it out, scientists were allowed exte...

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2018-07-18

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#news high technology 249 | bike for mining and the dangers of gambling

Every Monday in the new issue of «News high-tech» we summarize the previous week, talking about some of the most important events, the key discoveries and inventions. This time we will talk about the bike for mining, the...

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2018-06-26

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Tools CRISPR mastered three new tricks

CRISPR, gene editing superhero, become a bit more powerful. Last week in Science was published three studies in which leading laboratories from around the world presented the latest additions to this technique, converting editor g...

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2018-03-05

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The first Mars colonists can become genetically modified people

For the success of a project of colonization of Mars may require genetically altered humans, able to withstand exposure to space radiation. And although before the first and before the second is still far, research is carried out ...

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2018-02-05

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Can genetics to make animals smarter?

advances in neural implants and genetic engineering suggest that in the near future we will be able to enhance human intelligence. For example. If we succeed, if we should take the brothers with you? The improvement of the human b...

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2018-01-23

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Edit the genes slowed the development of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in mice

Considered incurable degenerative disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (also known as Lou Gehrig's disease and Lou Gehrig's disease) managed to slow down by editing genes in laboratory mice. For the first time in people wi...

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2017-12-26

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DARPA invests $ 100 million in the development of genetic weapons

according to the Guardian, the Office of advanced research projects USA (DARPA) began developing weapons through genetic engineering. To work on the project, the Department has allocated 100 million U.S. dollars. New weapons will ...

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2017-12-05

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Scientists have added two new letters to the genetic code

As is known to encode a huge amount of information in the genetic code, used only 4 nucleic acids: adenine, guanine, thymine and cytosine. In the genetic code, they are marked with the corresponding letters — A, G, T and C. ...

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2017-12-01

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Is it possible to create the perfect astronaut using genetic engineering?

to Be an astronaut is not easy — you need an extraordinary combination of courage, physical fitness, intelligence, ability to make decisions quickly and stay calm under the most intense pressure. Then you might take into space. Bu...

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2017-11-30

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Created the first semi-synthetic bacteria with synthetic DNA

All biological life on planet Earth is based on four nucleic acid (nitrogenous) bases of DNA: A, T, C and G (adenine, cytosine, thymine and guanine). But what if man will be able to create a new artificial nucleic acid bases and s...

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2017-11-30

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The first time scientists have directly edited the genome inside a living human

Employees Benioff Children's hospital (UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital) in Auckland for the first time in the United States tested a technique for genome editing directly in the body of a living person, and not by introducing him...

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2017-11-16

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Scientists have created a revolutionary new tool for editing genes

the Famous technology that allows you to make changes in the genome of higher organisms, including humans, became a real breakthrough in genetics, and opened to scientists, almost endless possibilities for experimentation. It is b...

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2017-10-26

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Scientists have created immune cells able to resist HIV

Combat is conducted over many years by many teams of scientists from different countries. This retrovirus causing HIV infection in the history of mankind was infected more than 60 million people. More than two-thirds of this numbe...

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2017-10-13

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In the United States for the first time edited the genes of human embryos

last week, a team of researchers from the University of Oregon health and science for the first time edited human embryos using a technique known as . As reported in the project includes editing the DNA of several single-celled hu...

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2017-07-31

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A pill that replaces the gym, is closer to reality

the majority of people are very lazy which is easier to wrinkle her nose, looking at your kilos in the mirror than still decide to go to the gym and try to get in shape. Pharmaceutical corporations are well aware, it is not the fi...

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2017-05-04

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Create a drug that causes dangerous bacteria to destroy their own DNA

the Sustainability of some species of pathogenic bacteria to existing antibiotics every year. Scientists from different countries trying to come up with universal medicine to which the bacteria would not get used so quickly, but s...

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2017-04-18

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