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Genome editing of human embryos using CRISPR/Cas9- crossing the ethics of gene editing?

CRISPR/Cas9 system is a recently developed multi-purpose technology for genome editing [1,2] and its tool CRISPR-ERA/Cas9 is widely used as explained in the previous article [3]. The possible applications of this system have been discussed by its developers [4] and have been successfully applied for genome editing, gene function identification, and for gene therapy in animals and human cells [5-9]. Recently, a group of Chinese researchers has reported the editing of a genome using CRISPR/Cas9 system in human embryo for the first time in history [5]. The team has attempted to remove ‘harmful’ genetic codes to be potentially replaced by the ‘good’ ones. The results are published in Protein & Cell journal [10] but have opened a topic for debate over crossing the ethics of gene editing. Continue reading “Genome editing of human embryos using CRISPR/Cas9- crossing the ethics of gene editing?” »

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As we improve the quality of articles and as we are nearing our first collective birthday, Bioinformatics Review has expanded its reach, opening new avenues. The progress is summarised as below: We have partnered with London Business Conference Group to be official media partner for¬†Discovery Informatics and Analytics Summit 2016 Our scientific articles are starting… Keep Reading

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