Researchers call for greater awareness of unintended consequences of CRISPR gene editing

CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing can lead to unintended mutations (DNA damage) at the targeted section of DNA in early human embryos, researchers have revealed. This highlights the need for further research into the effects of CRISPR-Cas9 genome editing, especially when used to edit human DNA in laboratory research.* The findings also have relevance to gene-edited plants and […]

COVID-19 vaccines to roll out for priority groups in early 2021; Atlantic bubble pops

Lauren Krugel, The Canadian PressThu Nov 26 2020 A top public health official said Thursday that priority groups in Canada should start receiving COVID-19 vaccine doses early next year as new restrictions for those entering New Brunswick effectively popped the so-called Atlantic bubble.  “There has been a great deal of preparation taking place behind the […]