CRISPR genome editing is one of the most significant, world-changing technologies of our era, allowing scientists to make incredibly precise cut ‘n’ paste edits to the DNA of living organisms. Now, one synthetic biologist from NASA plans to make it as accessible as a home science kit, so you can bio-hack yeast and bacteria on your kitchen bench.
- Addition of a single gene makes rice more environmentally friendly
- Engineered yeast could increase nutritional value of wine while reducing hangovers
- Partial gene knockout produces long-lived mice
- Modified Salmonella eats away at cancer, without a side order of food poisoning
- Scientists create beef that’s high in fatty acids found in fish
- Landmark decision? US Supreme Court rules human genes cannot be patented