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Genome editing: where do we draw the line?

Genome editing is at the forefront of modern medicine, and has the potential to improve the health of millions of people worldwide; genetic diseases such as cystic fibrosis and Huntington’s could in theory become a thing of the past. The genome is the complete set of an organism’s DNA, containing all of the information that … Continue reading »

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Criminal genes: guilty as charged?

Following on from her last blog post, Dr Claire Hastings discusses how our increasing knowledge of behavioural genetics might influence the criminal justice system, ahead of the Royal Institution debate entitled: “The good, the bad, and the genetically predetermined” 0n the 15th of October, during Biology Week 2013. Follow #rilive on Twitter from 19:00 on … Continue reading »

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