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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 […]

Genetically engineered probiotics

Advancements in the field of synthetic biology, genetic engineering and genome sequencing technologies have provided the opportunity to improve the […]

How will genetic technologies change reproductive decision-making?

An article published in the European Journal of Human Genetics has explored views on how new genetic technologies may change […]

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020

The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 2020 has been awarded jointly to Professor Emmanuelle Charpentier and Dr Jennifer A. Doudna for […]

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020

The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2020 has been awarded jointly to Harvey J. Alter, Michael Houghton and Charles […]

Genomics: Not all doom and gloom

In the past Genomics has faced a lot of controversy, particularly in relation to eugenics. Even today, applications of genomics, […]

Genomics: repairing public trust

The term “genomics” was first coined in 1986 by Tom Roderick, a geneticist from The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, […]

Neutralising gene drives

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have developed two new genetic systems that halt or eliminate gene drives […]

Biohacking by mail order: Reckless or educational?

  This article has been written by our guest contributor, Alice Godden. Image credit: Freepik.com In this short feature, I […]

Ethical Piece: Eugenics and Where to Draw The Line

It all comes down to what decision is being made based upon a person’s genetics.