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 Agriculture

GMO Golden Rice Offers No Nutritional Benefits Says FDA

The biotech industry and its supporters have promoted GMO Golden Rice for decades as an urgently needed solution to vitamin A deficiency. Source: www.independentsciencenews.org/ But, in a surprising twist, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has concluded its consultation process on Golden Rice by informing its current developers, the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), that Golden...