Tales from a Biochemist- Genome Edited Babies -a Brave New World?

In a Brave New World, published in 1932, Aldous Huxley imagined eggs and sperm kept in ‘racks upon racks of numbered test-tubes’ and babies grown in rows of flasks, provided with nutrients and hormones. While the birth of Louise Brown, forty years ago last year, must have seemed to some…

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Getting Down and Dirty

'Bio-cubed' Students search for genomes in soil

If you go down to the woods today….then it’s likely you’ll run into students on the MSc in Biotechnology, Bioinformatics and Biobusiness (or MSc Bio-cubed) as they take part in an exciting project to sequence their own choice of bacterial genome.

It’s a…

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