DNA

Blood test may give early warning of skin cancer relapse

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

A blood test may be able to sound early warning bells that patients with advanced melanoma skin cancer are relapsing.

Zika vaccine possible 'within months'

Posted in Science on 5th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

The Zika vaccine in development uses synthesised genetic information from the virus, rather than live virus, to trigger an immune response in the body.

Algae DNA could help the blind see in upcoming trials

Posted in Science on 23rd Feb, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists will inject gene-spliced viruses directly into patients eyes.

Turning Red Blood Cells into Versatile Drug Carriers

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015
by Alex Muller

A startup aims to treat hard-to-treat diseases with genetically modified blood cells.

Cheap DNA Sequencing Is Here. Writing DNA Is Next

Posted in Featured, Science on 25th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

When Twist launches its beta program in 2016, it will offer gene synthesis at 10 cents per letter with a guaranteed turnaround time of 10 days.