Rewriting Life

Reprogramming our bodies to make us healthier.

The Easiest Place to Use CRISPR Might Be in Your Ear

Scientists are hopeful they can inject the gene-editing technology directly into the ear to stop hereditary deafness.

Five Ways to Get CRISPR into the Body

Scientists are investigating a range of different delivery mechanisms for the gene-editing tool, from topical gels to skin grafts.

Even at $500K, Gene Therapy Could Be a Bargain for Some Diseases

A one-time gene therapy that costs half a million dollars sounds crazy until you add up what it costs to treat some diseases over a lifetime.

Genetic Engineering Holds the Power to Save Humanity or Kill It

The same technology that allows researchers to design viruses and vaccines for specific genetic targets also allows them to design organisms that can spread and kill.


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