Light-activated CRISPR technology edits genes more precisely and faster than the more standard chemical methods, and enables “super-fast” DNA repair, according to research from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is taking aim at harnessing CRISPR-based solutions to treat certain cancers with a $65 million collaboration with Montreal-based Repare Therapeutics.

Weeks after Mammoth Biosciences announced the company’s CRISPR-based diagnostics test for COVID-19 had a high degree of specificity even for asymptomatic patients, the Bay Area-based firm struck a deal with GlaxoSmithKline to accelerate development of the test in hopes of getting them in consumer hands as soon as possible.

Intellia Therapeutics is focused on implementing a full-spectrum genome editing approach, as the company has a pipeline spanning both in vivo and ex vivo therapies to address severe and life-threatening diseases.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C., utilized a hybrid approach that combined gene therapy with gene editing to treat a rare genetic disease in animal models.

Researchers with the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania, led by Carl June, published results from the first U.S. Phase I trial of CRISPR-Cas9-edited T-cells in humans with advanced cancer.

CRISPR Therapeutics and Vertex Pharmaceuticals announced positive interim data from the first patients in the companies’ Phase I/II clinical trials of the CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing therapy CTX001.

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Yale University researchers developed a new system dubbed Multiplexed Activation of Endogenous Genes as Immunotherapy (MAEGI) that hunts down cancer cells.

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) School of Medicine have identified a key switch that has the potential to eliminate dormant HIV reservoirs.