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Gene editing takes another step forward

SINCE its discovery in 2012 CRISPR-Cas9, a gene-editing technique, has gone from strength to strength. This tool, developed from a bacterial defence system that cuts up the DNA of invading viruses, permits genetic material to be edited easily and precisely. It has transformed research in biology, and promises to have Read more…

By Brian Poncelet, ago
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Ophelia’s strange path

IRELAND is not renowned for its great weather. It takes a lot of rain to create those forty shades of green. But it is not the kind of place you would expect to be affected by a hurricane. That, though, is what is happening today, as former Hurricane Ophelia batters Read more…

By Brian Poncelet, ago