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The gene-editing tool Crispr can be used to make mushrooms that don't brown or strawberries with a longer shelf life.

We’ll be eating the first Crispr’d foods within 5 years, according to a geneticist who helped invent the blockbuster gene-editing tool

A UC Berkeley geneticist who helped invent the gene-editing tool Crispr told Business Insider its most profound impacts will be on agriculture.
The gene-edited lizard, top, and the control lizard were no bigger than a finger when they first hatched.

The world’s first gene-edited reptile is a finger-sized albino lizard

Scientists have successfully created the world's first gene-edited reptile — an albino lizard no bigger than a finger.

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The Chinese scientist who claims to have edited baby DNA is downplaying reports that he is under house arrest. Here’s a timeline of the controve...

He Jiankui told other scientists he is doing well, downplaying reports that he is being held in a guesthouse against his will, STAT reported.
Bill Gates recently warned that gene editing could add to global inequality.

Bill Gates warns that nobody is paying attention to gene editing, a new technology that could make inequality even worse

Bill Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, recently described gene editing as "the most important public debate we haven't been having widely enough."

Akouos, a biotech startup that’s trying to tackle a $750 billion global problem, just announced it’s raised a new funding round

Akouos, the first biotech startup that's taking a precision medicine approach to hearing loss, announced a $50 million Series A funding round on Tuesday.

A blockbuster gene-editing tool has been linked to cancer — here’s how worried you should be

Headlines linking blockbuster gene-editing tool CRISPR to cancer sent stocks in companies trying to bring the technology to medicine tumbling. But scientists who study the technique say the concerns are overblown at best, and an incorrect interpretation of the science at worst.

A troubling link has been found between a cutting-edge gene-editing technology and cancer — and it’s sending biotech stocks tumbling

In new studies published Monday in the journal Nature Medicine, CRISPR-Cas9 was found to increase risk of cancer due to its disruption of the p53 protein.

After a $66 billion merger, Monsanto is disappearing — sort of

The German drugmaker and chemical company Bayer has finalized a $66 billion blockbuster deal to gobble up the agricultural behemoth Monsanto, but you wouldn't know it by the company's new name. On Monday, Bayer said it was dropping Monsanto's 117-year-old title.

The FDA just put a pause on a cutting-edge gene editing trial that hadn’t started yet — and the company’s stock is dropping

The trial, run by CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals, plans to look at how the gene-editing technology works to treat patients with sickle cell disease. The trial has been put on hold "pending the resolution of certain questions that will be provided by the FDA."