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Genetic Engineering: Progress and Controversy

Genetic Engineering: Progress and Controversy

Genetic engineering, which refers to the direct manipulation of DNA, became a reality in the 1970s. In this eBook, we take a look at how far the field has come, starting with a revolutionary gene-editing tool called CRISPR that’s taking the research world by storm...

November 5, 2018

Crispr Cas9 HD final

Using the CRISPR–Cas9 system, scientists can do much more than gene editing—they can boost gene transcription or use fluorescent proteins to paint and track a chromosome. In this  Nature Video  animation, several innovative uses for CRISPR are outlined and explained.  This video was reproduced with permission and was first published on October 31, 2017...

November 10, 2017 — Nature Video

Top 10 Emerging Technologies of 2015

What innovations are leaping out of the labs to shape the world in powerful ways? Identifying those compelling innovations is the charge of the Meta-Council on Emerging Technologies, one of the World Economic Forum’s network of expert communities that form the Global Agenda Councils, which today released its Top 10 List of Emerging Technologies for [...]..

March 4, 2015 — Mariette DiChristina

"Gene Drives" And CRISPR Could Revolutionize Ecosystem Management

A note from the authors: With this guest blog post we want to share the key features of an innovative method for the high-precision genome editing of wild populations that has been outlined by our team at the Wyss Institute, Harvard Medical School, and the Harvard School of Public Health...

July 17, 2014 — Kevin Esvelt, George Church and Jeantine Lunshof
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