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Gene Editing Makes Cows Without Horns

Cattle have now been made hornless through genetic editing, with no apparent side effects, researchers say.

In the United States, roughly 80 percent of all calves raised for dairy and 25 percent of beef cattle get their horns removed every year – that’s 4.8 million and 8.75 million head of cattle, respectively. 454 more words

Want to Stay Healthy? You'll Need to Become a Human-Animal Hybrid

Biologists have been mixing the DNA of different animals since the 1970s, but the idea of injecting the genes of animals into humans remains taboo. Called transgenics, it’s a practice that could cure illness in the future – and eventually reshape our species. 2,314 more words

Everything You Need to Know About CRISPR Technology

CRISPR, a new genome editing tool, could transform the field of biology – and a recent study on genetically-engineered human embryos has converted this promise into media hype. 1,287 more words

Scientists to Add Spider Genes to Human Genome to Create ‘Bulletproof Skin’

What if your skin could resist a speeding bullet? Now a new futuristic tissue designed by artist Jalila Essaïdi, which reinforces human skin cells with spider silk, can stop a whizzing projectile without being pierced. 225 more words

Transgenic Varieties of Table Grape Developed in Chile

After thirteen years of research, the consortium Biofrutales developed the first transgenic varieties of table grapes in Chile, which do not require chemicals to be resistant to the main fungi that attack the vines and affect production, such as botrytis and powdery mildew. 394 more words

Mixing Spider DNA and Goat Embryos for Silk

Scientists are culturing the cures of the future with biomedical goats.

For their adorable antics and the milk they provide for delicious cheese, goats have long been among the most beloved farm residents, as well as the most common livestock on the planet. 1,534 more words

Transgenic Pigs Shatter Transplant Records

A biotech company is genetically engineering pigs so that their organs might work in people.

With the financial aid of a biotechnology executive whose daughter may need a lung transplant, U.S. 1,521 more words