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Genome-reduced ‘living medicine’ created for drug-resistant infections

Researchers from the Centre for Genomic Regulation have created a ‘living medicine’ to treat antibiotic-resistant bacteria growing on the surfaces […]

Successful genetic engineering in opossums

Recently, scientists at RIKEN’s Centre for Life Systems Dynamics Research successfully created the first genetically engineered opossums. Genetically engineered animals, […]

Genetic engineering of a PKU treatment is tested

Genetic engineering of a strain of E. Coli has successfully passed safety protocols for the treatment of PKU.  Phenylketonuria (PKU)  […]

Genome Giants: Heidi Rehm – Chief Genomics Officer, Mass General Hospital

Heidi Rehm is the Chief Genomics Officer in the Department of Medicine and at the Center for Genomic Medicine at […]

Genetics Unzipped podcast: A brief history of CRISPR – how we learned to edit the genome

In the latest episode of Genetics Unzipped, presenter Kat Arney takes a look at the history of gene editing, from […]

Discovery of hypercompact CasΦ protein sparks excitement in genetic engineering potential

Since the discovery of the CRISPR-Cas9 system in 2012, the potential of editing genes for improved agricultural output and treatment […]

FoG 2020 Presentation Andrew Bassett, Wellcome Sanger: Editing the genome of human iPS cells

Andrew leads the Human Gene Editing R&D group at the Wellcome Sanger Institute.  After obtaining his PhD at the MRC-LMB […]

A woolly mammoth, an elephant and a scientist walk into a bar…

My idea of the woolly mammoth is limited to the voice of Ray Romano and the unusual pairing with a […]

Down the Rabbit Hole: Foodomics – Olivia McAuliffe

Olivia McAuliffe is a Principal Scientist at the Teagasc Food Research Centre in Ireland. Her team explores the genetics and […]

Human and mouse astrocytes have crucial differences

Researchers have discovered crucial physiological differences between human and mouse astrocytes, with implications for studies on neurological disorders. Mice are […]