Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea — ethicists explain

Synopsis: There’s a strong case for trying out novel methods to restore lost species and damaged ecosystems. A look at the related issues. Introduction The United States startup Colossal Biosciences has announced plans to bring woolly mammoths, or animals like them, back from extinction and into the frosty landscape of the Siberian tundra. Colossal proposes to use CRISPR… Continue reading Bringing woolly mammoths back from extinction might not be such a bad idea — ethicists explain

New research: Tech based on CRISPR to control growth of mosquitoes

What is the News? Researchers at the University of California, San Diego have created a new system named precision-guided Sterile Insect Technique(pgSIT) that restrains populations of mosquitoes. What is the Sterile Insect Technique? Source: IAEA The sterile insect technique is a method of biological insect control whereby overwhelming numbers of sterile insects are released into… Continue reading New research: Tech based on CRISPR to control growth of mosquitoes

Scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV

News:According to a study,Scientists in China have used CRISPR gene-editing technology to treat a patient with HIV,but it didn’t cure the patient. Facts: About Gene Editing Genome editing is the deliberate alteration of a selected DNA sequence in a living cell. It involves editing an organism’s DNA by altering, removing or adding nucleotides to the… Continue reading Scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV