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It'll be all white: Scientists create albino lizards

Aug 28, 2019 - 12:31 PM

In a paper describing the breakthrough in the journal Cell Press, researchers say it could help us better understand vision problems in humans with albinism

This undated handout photo obtained August 27, 2019 courtesy of Doug Menke and the University of Georgia shows an albino lizard. A powerful gene-editing technology known as CRISPR has led to a number of breakthroughs in recent years in mice, plants and humans, but getting the technology to work on reptiles had proved impossible because of key differences in how they reproduce. A team of scientists at the University of Georgia have now overcome these challenges to successfully make index finger sized albino anole lizards, and say it could help us better understand vision problems in humans with albinism."For quite some time we've been wrestling with how to modify reptile genomes and manipulate genes in reptiles, but we've been stuck in the mode of how gene editing is being done in the major model systems" said Doug Menke, co-author of a paper that described the work in Cell Press on August 27, 2019. Doug MENKE / The University of Georgia / AFP

The dawn of the age of the genetically fashionable

Dec 09, 2018 - 11:00 AM

What He Jiankui has done is the genetic version of the 'like' game on social media

Why we are not ready for genetically designed babies

Dec 08, 2018 - 1:00 PM

With the Genetic Genie out of the bottle, we have to ask whether we need any more time to reflect on the ethics

Asian babies. Image from Shutterstock

Gene-editing damages DNA more than previously thought – study

Jul 17, 2018 - 12:10 AM

The research shows 'changes in the DNA have been seriously underestimated before now,' says Allan Bradley of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, who co-authored a study published in the journal Nature Biotechnology

2017 top science stories: Space 'visitors', smartphone addiction, and your pet dog

Dec 19, 2017 - 11:45 AM

What are the biggest stories, discoveries and ideas in science this 2017? The Mind Movers of the Mind Museum list down some of the most important ones from the past 12 months.

Disease gene 'edited' in human embryos in scientific first

Aug 03, 2017 - 8:29 AM

The researchers successful use of the CRISPR gene editing tool in viable embryos was hailed as a technical feat by outside experts who called at the same time for deeper debate on the ethics of altering human DNA

Fight over revolutionary genetic advance goes to court in U.S.

Dec 07, 2016 - 10:52 AM

A fierce legal battle over the patent for the revolutionary gene editing technique CRISPR Cas9 plays out in a US court with billions of dollars at stake

Will gene editing end the worldwide problem of malaria?

Oct 10, 2016 - 4:47 PM

Gene editing Biotechnology may bring about an end to malaria but will it have unforeseen effects down the line?

MOQUITO RESEARCH. Lab technicians conducting mosquito research at Ifakara Health Institute in Tanzania. Photo from Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation website.

Life-altering science moves fast, sparking debate

Sep 06, 2016 - 4:51 PM

Scientific techniques that can wipe out invasive species or alter mosquitoes ability to carry disease are pushing ahead raising concerns about the ethics of permanently changing the natural world

Rob Nail: Robots, designer genes, a 10-hour work week

Aug 06, 2016 - 6:18 PM

If in the future robots are making food and education is online what do we do?

Gene-editing is Science mag's breakthrough of 2015

Dec 18, 2015 - 9:30 AM

Many are excited about the superior ability of CRISPR to deliver a gene to the right spot compared to its genome editing competitors – as well as the technique s low cost and ease of use says the journal Science