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The addition of one or more nucleotide base pairs into a DNA sequence. Insertions into the coding region of gene (insertion mutations) often stop the gene working.

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New 'prime' genome editing offers promise 28 October 2019 News
FDA issues warning on DIY gene-therapy kits 27 November 2017 News
Study uses genome editing inside patient for first time 20 November 2017 News
New advance in DNA base editing tools 30 October 2017 News
Pig organ transplants a step closer as CRISPR removes viruses 14 August 2017 News
Disease-causing mutation edited out of human embryos 7 August 2017 News
Gene therapy reverses muscular dystrophy in dogs in world first 31 July 2017 News
CRISPR used to record a film in bacteria 17 July 2017 News
Event Review: Wellcome Collection Packed Lunch - DNA Repair 17 July 2017 Review
How new 'molecular scissors' may give crisper CRISPR 10 July 2017 News
Biotech companies criticise CRISPR mutation study 19 June 2017 News
Gene therapy hope for allergies and asthma 12 June 2017 News
CRISPR genome editing may cause unintended mutations 5 June 2017 News
Blood stem cells produced in the lab for the first time 22 May 2017 News
GIANT makes short work of height gene discovery 20 February 2017 Comment
CRISPR success in repairing sickle-cell anaemia mutation 17 October 2016 News
Gene therapy halts early Alzheimer's disease in mice 17 October 2016 News
NIH to lift moratorium on human–animal chimera research 8 August 2016 News
Mitochondrial and nuclear DNA mismatch may impact ageing 11 July 2016 News
CRISPR cancer therapy trial gets go-ahead in US 27 June 2016 News
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