Researchers develop nanospears that can transport DNA to cells with pinpoint accuracy

This new technique is less harmful to the cells and more efficient than other non-viral DNA transfer techniques.

How CRISPR gene editing is poised to change everything from medicine to ecosystems

CRISPR could be a massive game changer.

Dolly sheep clones show no long-term health issues

Despite concerns, these clones have lived long and healthy lives.

Genetically modifying human embryos: ‘a line that should not be crossed,’ NIH says

The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) has reiterated its stance against modifying human embryos, after a paper published last week by Chinese researchers reported how they modified the DNA of human embryos to eradicate certain inheritable diseases from the lineage. Modifying human embryos was banned in 1996 for US government bodies, but in some states private entities are allowed to carry out such research.