He Jiankui sparked outrage by deleting a gene linked to HIV in human embryos.
Individuals with mutation to the CCR5 gene have a 21 percent increase in mortality rate, study finds.
Box jellyfish stings are excruciating and occasionally deadly. Scientists have now identified a common, cheap drug that is already on the market and which could be a treatment candidate with further development.
If confirmed, the creation of genetically modified babies has profound scientific and ethical implications.
Claims by He Jiankui are unsubstantiated and he has reportedly been suspended since the announcement.
A gene drive to stop the spread of malaria showed promise, with no mutations arising in laboratory experiments.
A team of scientists think they might be able use CRISPR to edit out genes associated with autism.
The testing on monkeys is being done in China because it would be too costly and controversial in the United States.
Researchers think this trial could be "the real beginning of gene therapy."
The future is uncertain for many favorites.
Cacao plants are one of many that face extinction as climate change alters the environment.
Gene therapies are probably still a decade away from being used routinely to treat genetic causes of hearing loss in humans.
We've looked for anti-aging secrets in short-lived organisms from worms to yeast, but the killifish is a vertebrate, making it a much better analog to humans.
Dialysis for life or a genetically altered pig organ? That may be a choice for transplant patients in the future.
Gene editing is going to change the way we treat diseases, save the environment and address food insecurities.
While the breakthrough has raised ethical concerns, we should also remember to celebrate advances in research.
There are virtually no regulations for CRISPR technology.
Pioneering gene editing research has put the U.K. at the forefront of the next scientific revolution—whether the rest of the world is ready for it or not.