life (with) science


November 2015

The dawn of the planet of gene editing therapies

For the first time, the use of gene editing has allowed the life of a one-year-old girl affected by an aggressive form of leukaemia to be saved. And this seems to be just the beginning Lyla was born healthy on... Continue Reading →

Do humans dream of gene-edited pigs?

Genomics institute BGI intends to start selling gene-edited “micro-pigs” as pet animals BGI is a Chinese company based in Shenzhen and known for its work sequencing human, plant and animal DNA. Through gene editing, they have created reduce-sized pigs and... Continue Reading →

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