Tagged: Genetics

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The Non-GMO Project is Actually Non-Science

A trip to your local supermarket is always a fun one, with tasty snacks tempting you in every aisle. On some food products, you might notice a ‘Non-GMO Project Verified’ label – complete with a benign-looking butterfly graphic – stamped...

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How To Create Designer Babies

Making alterations to your genome – also known as gene editing – is all the rage these days. Recent breakthroughs in this field enable us to make precise changes in the DNA, giving rise to many medical possibilities. While this...

How To Date A Dinosaur Fossil

No, not that kind of dating… Rather, ‘dating’ a dinosaur bone dug out of the ground involves a series of processes that allow us to estimate just how long the thing had stuck around on this Earth. This helps us...

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What’s the Big Deal About Gene Therapy?

2017/18 could well turn out to be revolutionary in the history – and perhaps more so the future – of medicine. In August 2017, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave its first gene therapy approval to Kymriah for...