Genome editing

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

Stuff to Read, Week 8

Here are five stories you should read this week. We ponder on the idea as to whether we could live forever, read more below!

Pig Organs are the Future of Transplants

Using CRISPR on pigs to create organ regeneration isn’t a new idea, but George Church believes that pig-to-human organ transplant clinical trials could become a reality in just two years.

Stuff to Read, Week 6

Would you pay to give your child a genetic advantage, to make them smarter than their peers, taller, or more beautiful? This is a question that will become relevant within a few decades, according to Big Think — if not sooner.

2017: This Was Your Year

Now that the Festival of Genomics London is done, dusted, and in the record books, we take a look back at what you were busy reading on our website during 2017, including your answers from our survey.