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Can DNA editing save endangered species?

Can DNA editing save endangered species?

Author: Kathiann Kowalski / Source: Science News for Students This kiwi is among the native species in New Zealand preyed upon by invasive rodents. Scientists think a new twist on “gene drive” technology could control the pests and save the birds. Kiwis and...

Readers weigh in on human gene editing and more

Readers weigh in on human gene editing and more

Author: Science News Staff / Source: Science News The possibility that human visitors could carry Earth-based microbes to the Red Planet has roiled the Mars research community, Lisa Grossman reported in “How to keep humans from ruining the search for life on...

CRISPR gene editing moved into humans in 2017

CRISPR gene editing moved into humans in 2017

Author: Tina Hesman Saey / Source: Science News HUMAN DEBUT In the last year, research teams have announced CRISPR gene editing in viable human embryos (single-cell embryo shown). Scientists reported selectively altering genes in viable human embryos for the...

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