Disruptive science can have a significant impact outside of our own domains of research and into our personal lives. Keeping abreast of these developments can help prepare and inspire.

Stuff to Read, Week 11

Stuff to read this week gives you everything from how genetics is changing our understanding of ‘race’, to beer being brewed with CRISPR technology. 

Caught on Film: Mutating DNA

Until now, biologists have only had crude methods for estimating the average rates and effects of mutations. But in a new study, biophysicists have documented individual mutations as they happen in bacterial cells.

Stuff to Read, Week 10

The promise of precision medicine is replacing the one-size-fits-all medicine of the past. Doctors hope this will make everyone healthier. But a new report says certain groups in the US are in jeopardy of being worse off when medicine is tailor-made. Who stands to lose?