Posts Tagged 'gene editing'

VSS Unity reaches space

VSS Unity reaches space

Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic was back in the air this week.  The new SpaceShipTwo launched from the SpacePort in Mojave, California achieved an altitude of weightless, and landed from a maiden flight to cheers from the teams

Moratorium deferred on gene drive

Moratorium deferred on gene drive

  An international conference in Egypt considered proposals by some scientists to ban the release of genetically modified organisms to the environment, but ultimately decided against an outright moratorium in favour of risk assessments of

Should gene drive be banned?

Should gene drive be banned?

  A number of global scientists have proposed a resolution that would broaden the UN Convention on Biological Diversity to implore governments to “refrain from” releasing certain genetically engineered organisms into nature.  “Gene drive” is

Hacking biology

Hacking biology

DNA identification and manipulation continue to stir ethical debate as researchers discover indicators of intelligence potential and develop new GMOs. If the traditional IQ test accurately measures intelligence as a generalised number, a new DNA

The Prototype, 16 March 2018 – Salisbury cyber, Remembering Hawking, Sydney innovations

The Prototype, 16 March 2018 – Salisbury cyber, Remembering Hawking, Sydney innovations

The world order is changing. As the ongoing mood of isolationism further turns America inwardly, the US looks backwards in its search to “make America great again”. How can Australia respond to this changing world order? On the technology and innovation front, the new Australia 2030 Prosperity Through Innovation Plan from Innovation and Science Australia promises additional fresh impetus for growth opportunities.

Are you immune to CRISPR?

Are you immune to CRISPR?

Stanford University biomolecular researchers have examined the antibodies in 22 newborns and 12 adults, discovering that 65% of them had protective molecules that would render the CRISPR gene editing tool useless. With such promising potential