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

New Australian Study Shows GM Crops Cause Leaky Stomachs in Rats

A ground breaking new study from Australian experts has shown that so-called “Bt proteins”, produced by some GM crops, may not be as safe as previously assumed. Source: GMO Judy Carman Any two cells that line the stomach are normally held tightly against each other to form a “tight junction”. This stops any bacteria, viruses or food particles from leaking out from the stomach into the tissues...

Sustainable Agriculture

CRISPR Could Be Causing Extensive Mutations And Genetic Damage After All

CRISPR has been heralded as one of the most important breakthroughs in modern science, but there could be a hidden and potentially dangerous side effect to the wonders of its genetic editing technology, a new study reveals. Source: www.sciencealert.com/ A systematic investigation of CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing in mouse and human cells has discovered that the technique appears to frequently cause...