Biology

All you need to know about gene editing.

Gene editing refers to the process of inserting, deleting or replacing bases in a DNA sequence of an organism. There are many techniques and technologies that enable gene editing and some newer ones like CRISPR have become very popular in the media. In this article i will describe of all the technologies used to edit genes.

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Biology

CRISPR Cas9 causing tumours in mice… But its actually good.

CRISPR-Cas9 is a very useful tool for gene editing. It allows us to precisely and inexpensively edit an organism's genes. You can read more about it here. A recent study used it for something different though with great results. Instead of attempting to treat tumours in mice with this technology, hoping that someday this therapy… Continue reading CRISPR Cas9 causing tumours in mice… But its actually good.

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Biology

Biohacking experiments at home. Is DIY biology safe? How far should we allow genetic engineering to go?

Josiah Zayner, the “biohacker” who has experimented on himself multiple times had an interview recently. Watching it, i ended up thinking that as someone interested and involved in science and biology i have very mixed feelings about his actions. I'll explain more after i tell you who he is. He is (or was) a researcher… Continue reading Biohacking experiments at home. Is DIY biology safe? How far should we allow genetic engineering to go?