November 22, 2022

Groundbreaking CRISPR Treatment for Blindness Only Works for Subset of Patients

(Science) – After some early but cautious optimism, a company is shelving its pioneering gene-editing treatment for a rare inherited blindness disorder. Editas Medicine announced today the trial trying to use the gene editor CRISPR to treat Leber congenital amaurosis … Read More

November 21, 2022

People Don’t Mate Randomly–But the Flawed Assumption That They Do Is an Essential Part of Many Studies Linking Genes to Diseases and Traits

(The Conversation) – But what about correlations involving genes? How can researchers be sure that a particular trait or disease is truly genetically linked, and not caused by something else? We are statistical geneticists who study the genetic and nongenetic … Read More