Cutting Edge Technology Erica Mannis looks at the 2020 Nobel prize winning discovery on gene editing using the CRISPR-Cas9 system and discusses potential ethical aspects of the discovery CRISPR-Cas9 genetic technology has been at the forefront of scientific news in recent years for its breakthrough in genetic research. However, with its vast applications come worrying […]
The Ethics of Gene Editing
Sophie Ellen Buckland discusses whether it is ethical to change someone’s DNA even if it’s only to ‘cure’ someone of genetic diseases.
‘Three person’ baby born
A baby containing the genetic material of three parents has been born through the use of groundbreaking new technology. The baby was born in Mexico, and the procedure carried out by a US team, who chose the central American country as it has no laws that prohibit the procedure. The technology used is known as […]