A Serious New Hurdle for CRISPR: Edited Cells Might Cause Cancer, Find Two Studies

by Sustainable Pulse - 11 June 2018

Editing cells’ genomes with CRISPR-Cas9 might increase the risk that the altered cells, intended to treat disease, will trigger cancer, two studies published on Monday warn — a potential game-changer for the companies developing CRISPR-based therapies. Source: www.statnews.com/ In the studies, published...

Sustainable Food

Pesticides in Foods Can Harm Human Fertility

Pesticides are widely used chemicals that are impossible for most of us to avoid. Many people are aware that they impact weeds, insects, and fungi – as they are designed to do. But it is widely believed that they are harmless to humans at the low doses that they are exposed to through their diet. Source: www.gmoscience.org/pesticides-in-foods-can-harm-human-fertility/ However, a study published...

Sustainable Agriculture

New Paper Focuses on Critical Mistakes in Pesticide and GMO Regulation

Few people engaged today in the important debates over regulation of agricultural biotechnology know or remember much about the critical debates that unfolded when the gen-one wave of ag biotechnologies first hit the beach. Source: hygeia-analytics.com Today, as CRISPR-driven, largely untested technology rolls on shore, attention to lessons learned in the past (but thus far unheeded) might be...