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The scientists shared images of the genetically modified hamsters going at it in their cages

Scientists accidentally create super-vicious HAMSTERS in lab after gene editing test goes wrong

Scientists accidentally create super-vicious HAMSTERS in a lab after gene editing experiment goes wrong and makes aggressive rodents chase, bite and pin each other down Gene editing lab test inadvertently makes horde of rage-fuelled hamsters Scientists removed key hormone in the hope it would boost animals’ cooperation But it turned them wild, prompting chasing, biting …

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Changing our DNA: 'The age of human therapeutic gene editing is here'

Changing our DNA: ‘The age of human therapeutic gene editing is here’

While Rose spent her short life helping to break down the stigma attached to a devastating illness, geneticist David Liu has dedicated his career to developing ways to alter the genetic code that took her life at such a tender age. “That a single misspelling in her DNA ended Adalia’s life so early is a …

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CRISPR in Cockroaches

CRISPR Gene Editing Now Possible in Cockroaches

Cartoon of CRISPR in cockroaches. Credit: Shirai et al./Cell Reports Methods According to a paper published in the journal Cell Reports Methods by Cell Press on May 16th, 2022, researchers devised a CRISPR-Cas9 technique to enable gene editing in cockroaches. The straightforward and effective “direct parental” CRISPR (DIPA-CRISPR) procedure involves injecting materials into female adults …

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