Genome editing

Altering the genome, typically to better understand gene and protein function. This also paves the way for gene therapy.

Stuff to Read

As the Y chromosome is disappearing, we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to men, while asking if we could, and should, engineer animals to be as smart as us. And should you sell your DNA on the Internet? 

CRISPR Might Not Work in Humans After All…

The most popular versions of the Cas9 protein come from two bacteria, S. aureus and S. pyogenes, which means that most people could be immune to one of the world’s biggest advances in genetic engineering.