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Welcome to Gattaca, part three

“Ten fingers, ten toes. That’s all that used to matter. Not now. Now, only seconds old, the exact time and cause of my death was already known.” From Andrew Niccol’s Gattaca In the last part of this series of posts... Continue Reading →

Welcome to Gattaca, part two

The previous post talked about a study, published in April 2015, regarding the first gene editing on human embryos. Despite the problems with the technique that this study showed, it triggered an awkward debate in the scientific community. Concerns are... Continue Reading →

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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