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HUMAN NATURE: A FILM BRINGS CRISPR TO LIFE

By Biotechnology, Uncategorized

CRISPR/Cas9 has given scientists unprecedented control over the basic building blocks of life. It opens the door to curing diseases, reshaping the biosphere, and designing our own children. Now, a new documentary, titled Human Nature offers a provocative exploration of CRISPR’s far-reaching implications. The story is eagerly told by the scientists who discovered it, the families it affects, the doctors eager to use it, and the bioengineers who are testing its limits. How will this new power change our relationship with nature? What will it mean for evolution? To begin to answer these questions the film looks far back into…

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9 Cool Genetic Tools that Could Save Biodiversity

By Biotechnology, Genetic Rescue
This article was originally published on January 17, 2018 by the World Economic Forum as part of the WEF 2018 Annual Meeting. Written by:  Nishan Degnarain National Ocean Council of the Government of Mauritius Ryan Phelan Co-founder and Executive Director Revive & Restore Thomas Maloney Director of Conservation Science Revive & Restore We are facing a global biodiversity crisis. Tens of thousands of animal species are becoming extinct every year, scientists estimate. Almost half the world's biodiversity has disappeared since the 1970s, according to the Living Planet Index. These troubling trends show no sign of slowing down. Indeed, population and...
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