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CRISPR last Update

XINHUA/INSTITUTE OF NEUROSCIENCE/CHINESE ACADEMY OF SCIENCES/REDUX

CRISPR is the game changing technology. A millennial disruptor. A new Era was settled for: biology, chemistry, and for all science. Now the doors of possibilities and perception are open.

Top news of CRISPR February 2021

TALEN gene editing tool more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in compact DNA: study

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the gene editing tool TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of the genome called heterochromatin. (LionFive/Pixabay)[1]

Scientists at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign found that the gene editing tool TALEN is up to five times more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in parts of the genome called heterochromatin. (LionFive/Pixabay)[1]

So first how can we define CRISPR for Genetic Modification

A CRISPR definition of genetic modification

Gene editing techniques have the potential to substantially accelerate plant breeding. Now, officials in the United States and Europe are arguing that it is not genetic modification — and that is a good thing![2]

So all organisms created with CRISPR are GMO’s?

Here an answer of the USDA:

The United States takes an essentially functional view of GMOs, not concerning itself with the technologies that created the animals or plants but rather what the effects of the manipulations have been. The USDA statement further clarifies, “Under its biotechnology regulations, USDA does not currently regulate, or have any plans to regulate plants that could otherwise have been developed through traditional breeding techniques as long as they are developed without the use of a plant pest as the donor or vector and they are not themselves plant pests[3]

What animals or plants (or variations) have been created from CRISPR

Is there actually teams of scientists working with animals embryos modified with CRISPR CAS, or working with plants to actually solve the world need for more, quality and healthy food?

China’s CRISPR push in animals promises better meat, novel therapies, and pig organs for people

China is leading CRISPR research with his: Yunnan Key Laboratory of Primate Biomedical Research.

How to protect animals that are under scientific research?

How to protect animals that are under scientific research?
How to protect animals that are under scientific research?

The most startling part of what is coming out of China is seeing how they have just a brute-force approach. The level of animal support they have to do those experiments is really astounding.Jon Hennebold, Oregon National Primate Research Center[4]

Jon Hennebold, Oregon National Primate Research Center

References

[1]Liu, A. (2021, January 28). TALEN gene editing tool more efficient than CRISPR-Cas9 in compact DNA: study. FierceBiotech. https://www.fiercebiotech.com/research/talen-gene-editing-tool-more-efficient-than-crispr-cas9-certain-dna-study

[2]A CRISPR definition of genetic modification. (2018, May 3). Nature Plants. https://www.nature.com/articles/s41477-018-0158-1?error=cookies_not_supported&code=4179bde2-e2bc-4e21-90c7-d6106f1aa826

[3][4] Ibid

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Why do Chinese Billionaires Keep Disappearing?

Why do Chinese Billionaires Keep Disappearing?

China is growing so fast their economy that world best analysts are inferring it would become the world super power. But Why do Chinese Billionaires Keep Disappearing?

World analysts are predicting China becoming the #1 World super power in the next years..

Where is Jack Ma? by WashingtonPost

The strange case of Alibaba’s Jack Ma and his three-month vanishing act by The Guardian

Why does Chinese billionaires keep disappearing?
Why does Chinese billionaires keep disappearing?