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The Netherlands: free DNA test in the pipeline for sperm donor children?

02 November 2018

In the Netherlands, sperm donor children could soon be offered a DNA test to identify their biological father. "Every child has the right to know his/her...

FDA remains cautious regarding CRISPR-based treatment for sickle cell anaemia

27 June 2018

The FDA[1] has not approved a clinical trial request for CTX001, an experimental drug that uses CRISPR technology. This drug is ex-vivo[2] gene therapy which...

Treatments using CRISPR-Cas9 could increase the risk of cancer

27 June 2018

On Monday, researchers at the University of Cambridge in Great Britain and the Karolinska Institute in Sweden warned against the risks of genome-editing...

CRISPR-Cas9 - the "genetic scissors" responsible for hundreds of uncontrolled mutations

25 June 2018

The use of CRISPR-Cas9—the genetic editing tool, triggers hundreds of random mutations throughout the genome.   This was discovered by American...

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