China Races Ahead in Human Gene-Editing Trials
China Races Ahead in Human Gene-Editing Trials
China Races Ahead in Human Gene-Editing Trials
Even though the U.S. are the closest they've ever been to using the gene-editing tool CRISPR in human trials, Dr. Wu and others in China are already way ahead. 
China Races Ahead in Human Gene-Editing Trials
How Close Have Scientists Come to Creating a Universal Flu Vaccine?
How Close Have Scientists Come to Creating a Universal Flu Vaccine?
How Close Have Scientists Come to Creating a Universal Flu Vaccine?
The flu alone is responsible for killing tens of thousands of people in the U.S., but scientists have revealed that they have designed a vaccine that could make seasonal flu protection far more effective.
How Close Have Scientists Come to Creating a Universal Flu Vaccine?
Catching the Flu is Much Easier Than First Thought
Catching the Flu is Much Easier Than First Thought
Catching the Flu is Much Easier Than First Thought
It turns out that getting vaccinated, and washing your hands regularly, won't always stop you from catching the flu. All it takes is inhaling someone else's infected breath.
Catching the Flu is Much Easier Than First Thought
Scientists Remain Confused After U.S. Government Shutdown
Scientists Remain Confused After U.S. Government Shutdown
Scientists Remain Confused After U.S. Government Shutdown
Over the weekend, the U.S. saw its government partially shutdown, after the U.S. Senate failed to advance funding legislation. A large number of science groups are now left figuring out if they can keep working.
Scientists Remain Confused After U.S. Government Shutdown
Blockchain—The End of Privacy Concerns in Genomic Data Handling?
Blockchain—The End of Privacy Concerns in Genomic Data Handling?
Blockchain—The End of Privacy Concerns in Genomic Data Handling?
What's blockchain technology, how, and why was it developed, and why is everyone talking about it? Alex Schmid provides us with an overview of challenges blockchain technology can help solve within life sciences, and what about it, that makes it so suitable. 
Blockchain—The End of Privacy Concerns in Genomic Data Handling?

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Festival of Genomics London 2018

A Day in the Life: Bridging the Gaps to Personalised Medicine

Dr. Elhaik’s recent work includes the development of the GPS technology that identifies and dates the origin of genomes and promotes a new understanding of cot death and mental disorders. This is what a typical day looks like for him in his own words.

Creating a Global Network

We sat down with CEO of Unique, Beverly Searle and Information Officer, Arti Patel ahead of their appearance at the Festival of Genomics London.

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Complete Guide: Building a DNA Library

Just as sequencing has been getting faster, so too has library preparation. The process can be broadly broken up into 5-6 main stages, depending on method.

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DIY CRISPR: Biohacking Your Own Genome

With do-it-yourself CRISPR kits now available online, Hannah Devlin asks if it’s really possible to edit your own DNA, is it safe and how should it be regulated?

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As the Y chromosome is disappearing, we prepare ourselves to say goodbye to men, while asking if we could, and should, engineer animals to be as smart as us. And should you sell your DNA on the Internet? 

2017’s Big Moments

Let us hear your thoughts on the biggest stories we’ve covered this year. We’ll be publishing a review of the year, including your thoughts, to give you an idea of how the field as a whole felt about it all.