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Genome editing of human embryos – Expert reaction

John Kerr posted in on April 24th, 2015.

Chinese researchers claim to have used to cutting edge techniques to tweak the genomes of human embryos. The new research, as reported in Nature News and published in Protein and Cell, shows that editing of DNA in embryos is possible, but that many hurdles must be overcome before the technology can realistically be used in medical […]

Unlocking your DNA’s secrets – Nikki MacDonald

John Kerr posted in on April 15th, 2013.

An extensive feature article in the weekend’s Dominion Post explores the issue of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing. Nikki MacDonald looks at emerging market for people seeking to find out more about the secrets their DNA may hold. An excerpt (read in full here): Imagine if a test tube of spittle and $205 could mine your […]

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