Chinese scientist claims he edited babies’ genes with CRISPR

A Chinese scientist claims to have created the world’s first genetically-edited babies using the CRISPR/Cas9 tool. He Jiankui (pictured) told the Associated Press that twin girls, Lulu and Nana, were born earlier this month following embryo-editing using CRISPR to disable the CCR5 gene, which allows the HIV virus to infect cells. An American scientist, Michael […]

Discord just shut down a chat group dedicated to sharing porn videos edited with AI to include celebrities

Discord Discord has shut down a chat group on its service that was being used to share pornographic videos that had been edited using an artificial intelligence technology to include the images of female celebrities without their consent. Dozens of people were active on the channel, which Discord said violated its rules on revenge porn. […]

Report: Human embryo edited for first time in US, pushes limits

Enlarge (credit: Getty | Media for Medical ) A team of researchers in Oregon have become the first in the US to attempt genetically altering human embryos, according to reporting by MIT Technology Review. The attempt is said to represent an advance in the safety and efficacy of methods used to correct genetic defects that […]

DNA of human embryos edited for 1st time in US – report

A team of researchers in Oregon have become the first to attempt to create genetically modified human embryos in the United States. The team reportedly demonstrated they could eliminate diseases in offspring with CRISPR. Led by Shoukhrat Mitalipov, a team of scientists at the Oregon Health and Science University used the CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing technology […]

Scientists Create the First Gene Edited, Tuberculosis-Resistant Cows

Image: AP Gene editing research is moving quickly in China—researchers there have already edited human embryos, after all. But a team of scientists now have their sights set on the food supply. Ladies, gentelmen, etc., meet the first crop of tuberculosis resistant, genetically moo-dified cows. Advertisement Sorry. Tuberculosis has long been a problem for cattle […]