Elinour Jones discusses the revelation that a second person has been cured of HIV.
GENOMIC manipulation, whether due to its connotations of ‘futuristic mad scientist’ or what appears as sheer complexity of patterns of heredity, is consistently associated with words such as ‘dangerous’ and ‘worrying’. However, since 2013, a new technique called clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats, or more simply known by the acronym CRISPR, has turned up […]
Late last month, medical science took a quiet but incredibly huge leap forward, and added another item to its bulging inventory of ‘Things That Might Save Your Butt One Day’: introducing, the ViroCap. First reported on in the online medical science journal Genome Research and developed in Washington University of St. Louis, Minnesota, USA, the […]