DNA

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.

'Designer cells' reverse one-year-old's leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2015
by Alex Muller

'The technology is moving very fast, the ability to target very specific regions of the genome have suddenly become much more efficient'

A CRISPR variation that wont introduce new DNA to plants

Posted in Science on 25th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

Researchers have altered CRISPR so that it can knock out genes without introducing new ones. The modifications might not even qualify as genetically modified foods.

23andMe raises $115M to grow its DNA health test technology globally

Posted in Science on 15th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

The company offers customers a report with information about your health and ancestry, covering 254 diseases and conditions.