CRISPR

The US approves treatment of a deadly disease using CRISPR gene editing technology

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved two drugs for the treatment of sickle cell disease. This is stated in the message on the FDA website. It is a painful and fatal disease that has not yet had a universal successful treatment. It affects about 100 thousand people ... Read more

The US is considering treatment of a deadly disease using CRISPR gene editing technology

The United States is considering a new therapy that could potentially cure people of sickle cell disease. This is a painful and fatal disease that has no universal successful treatment, reports Slashdot. We are talking about the exa-cel method, developed by the Boston-based Vertex Pharmaceuticals and the Swiss CRISPR Therapeutics. ... Read more

Genetically modified silkworms can produce fiber stronger than Kevlar

Chinese researchers have successfully genetically modified silkworms to produce webs that are 6 times stronger than Kevlar, which is used to make body armor. This is reported by the scientific publication Cosmos, citing a study published in Matter. Similar to silkworm silk, spider web is a natural polyamide fiber, while ... Read more