Mankind’s newfound ability to edit germline codes will soon be widely available. We will also be able to extend the palette of naturally available amino acids for molecular assembly. The US needs a policy framework that defines and addresses the five key decisions that will determine whether we can leverage the benefits and simultaneously defend against attacks.
Some scientists worry the startling claim will lead to knee-jerk regulations and damage the public’s trust in gene editing.
The comparative assessment revealed that in the focal scenario the increasing removal of carcasses will provide the greatest return on investment (given carcasses being involved in the transmission).
Burkino Faso malaria test raises stakes at UN biodiversity conference.
Rice University said Monday, November 26, that it had opened a “full investigation” into the involvement of one of its faculty members in a study that purportedly resulted in the creation of the world’s first babies born with edited DNA.
A Chinese scientist triggered alarm and confusion across the scientific community Monday with the claim that he had edited the DNA of human embryos to create twin girls.
Confirmation of African swine fever cases in China and the European Union over the past several months prompted US Department of Agriculture (USDA) to review and strengthen its protections.
As the world swine population continues to grow domestically and internationally, this opens doors to producers and veterinarians to visit production locations away from home. In some cases, this may involve going to a location with diseases that aren’t present in the US.
Chinese authorities have announced strict new measures in an attempt to halt the country's fast-growing African swine fever crisis, which has spread to 18 provinces and led to the culling of more than 200,000 pigs.
Fewer than one-in-10 countries have met global standards for securing high-consequence pathogens, increasing risks of an accidental disease outbreak or bioterrorism, a campaign group has warned. Just 19 countries completing a United Nations safety check have built or shown strong biosecurity safeguards.