Sequencing DNA in Outer Space

Posted in Hardware on 12th Jun, 2016
by Alex Muller

No one has ever tried to decode DNA in space before. Being able to is something that might come in handy.

CRISPR enhancements: improving the ability to delete genes

Posted in Science on 9th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

Scientists have found a way to improve the efficiency of the gene editing technology, CRISPR/Cas9.

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.