CRISPR Babies

CRISPR Babies

CRISPR Babies Earlier this week, a research team at the Southern University of Science and Technology in Shenzhen, China, announced the birth of twin girls whose genomes had been edited using CRISPR/Cas9. The work was done at an in vitro fertilization clinic prior to...
Antibiotic Resistance

Antibiotic Resistance

THE STATE OF ANTIBACTERIALS One of the greatest public health challenges of the 21st century is antibiotic resistance, which occurs when a few bacteria in a given population develop a genetic mutation that enables them to survive—even in the presence of antibiotics....
Antibiotic Resistance

The Danger Of Antibiotic Resistance

THE STATE OF ANTIBIOTICS One of the greatest public health challenges of the twenty first century—drug resistant bacteria—prompted the first ever Antibiotics Summit at the White House earlier this month. Antibiotic resistance occurs when a few bacteria in a given...
Ready. Set. CRISPR.

Ready. Set. CRISPR.

CRISPR/CAS9 TECHNOLOGY BUILDS UP STEAM The world definitely weighed in after Chinese scientists published a paper detailing the use of CRISPR/Cas9 to edit nonviable human embryo genomes. While the embryos used were never intended to become a living human being, this...