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 […]

Psychedelic drug could ‘reset’ brain

Researchers believe a hallucinogen drug may be the answer for treating depression. The powerful drug is currently being trialled, and researchers think it could ‘reset’ the depressed brain. The breakthrough could benefit those who don’t respond well to traditional pills for depression. Participants in the trial will be given the drug, which will be followed […]