Taiwan creates breakthrough with climate change-resistant rice

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — A leading research institution in Taiwan has developed a genome editing method capable of helping rice adapt to environmental changes caused by increasingly frequent, extr...

Doctors try CRISPR gene editing for cancer, a 1st in the US

The first attempt in the United States to use a gene editing tool called CRISPR against cancer seems safe in the three patients who have had it so far, but it's too soon to know if it will improve sur...

Gene editing video stirs talk of designer babies, ethics

A new video that shows people casually discussing gene editing and designer babies is making waves because of who posted it: the government-funded group leading efforts to set standards for the ethica...

A gene-editing first: scientists tried CRISPR to fight HIV

Scientists are reporting the first use of the gene-editing tool CRISPR to try to cure a patient's HIV infection by providing blood cells that were altered to resist the AIDS virus. T...

Canada may have assisted China's bio-warfare program with transfer of lethal viruses

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – A startling report from Canada on Thursday (Aug. 8) reveals that Canadian health officials approved the transfer of dangerous virus samples to China in March of 2019, whic...

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First CRISPR study inside the body to start in US

Patients are about to be enrolled in the first study to test a gene-editing technique known as CRISPR inside the body to try to cure an inherited form of blindness. People with the d...

2019 BIO Asia-Taiwan convention to open in Taipei next week

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) – The 2019 BIO Asia-Taiwan International Conference and Exhibition will take place at Taipei Nangang Exhibition Center between July 24 and 28. Jointly organized by the Bi...

Restaurants could be 1st to get genetically modified salmon

NEW YORK (AP) — Inside an Indiana aquafarming complex, thousands of salmon eggs genetically modified to grow faster than normal are hatching into tiny fish. After growing to roughly 10 pounds (4.5 kil...

Trump orders simpler path for genetically engineered food

NEW YORK (AP) — President Trump wants to make it easier for genetically engineered plants and animals to enter the food supply, and he signed an executive order Tuesday directing federal agencies to s...

Experts push for global database of gene-editing research

GENEVA (AP) — An expert committee convened by the World Health Organization is calling for the U.N. health agency to create a database of scientists working on gene editing. The reco...

Scientists back temporary global ban on gene-edited babies

NEW YORK (AP) — An international group of scientists and ethicists on Wednesday called for a temporary global ban on making babies with edited genes. It's the latest reaction to last...

Gene-edited food quietly arrives in restaurant cooking oil

NEW YORK (AP) — Somewhere in the Midwest, a restaurant is frying foods with oil made from gene-edited soybeans. That's according to the maker of the oil, which says it's the first U.S. commercial use ...

China drafts rules on biotech after gene editing scandal

BEIJING (AP) — China has unveiled draft regulations on gene-editing and other new biomedical technologies it considers to be "high-risk." The measures follow claims in November 2018 ...

UN: Experts to develop oversight standards for gene editing

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization is convening an expert meeting next month to develop global standards for the governance and oversight of human gene editing, months after a Chinese researc...