GENE EDITING MADE CRISPR

Q: What’s with the missing ‘e’? A: There isn’t a missing ‘e’. It is how it is spelt. In fact, it is an acronym for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats.   Q: You’ve lost me now, what does all that mean? A: Guilty as charged. You see it all started with biologists who were... Continue Reading →

When the cell cries – SOS!

When a cell in our body divides, the resulting two cells should inherit exact copies of the same genetic material or DNA. This is extremely important, as the same genetic material must be passed on to the next generation, intact and unchanged. In daily life, a cell experiences different types of trauma or insults that... Continue Reading →

Going back, To the future

Nostalgia is perhaps the easiest forms of time travel. The allure of the past clouded with quirks of one’s memories effects emotions strong enough that they transport us to happier (or sadder) times. Looking back in time can also serve as a corrective measure for individuals and societies. We have all had that one instance... Continue Reading →

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