Genome Editing: Is CRISPR/Cas the Answer?

by Jackson Allen For roughly the last 60 years, the focus of molecular biology and genetics has been to better understand the microscopic machinery that regulates the genome of every organism. Such scientists as Matthew Meselson, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Francis Crick helped pave the way for contemporary understanding of molecular genetics. These scientists … Continue reading Genome Editing: Is CRISPR/Cas the Answer?

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Genome Editing: Is CRISPR/Cas the Answer?

by Jackson Allen For roughly the last 60 years, the focus of molecular biology and genetics has been to better understand the microscopic machinery that regulates the genome of every organism. Such scientists as Matthew Meselson, Rosalind Franklin, James Watson, and Francis Crick helped pave the way for contemporary understanding of molecular genetics. These scientists … Continue reading Genome Editing: Is CRISPR/Cas the Answer?

Mortality and Morality: The Ethics of Ebola

by Jackson Allen If not controlled within sixty days, the United Nations warned recently, the current Ebola outbreak will lead to an unprecedented and unplanned situation (1). Over the past year, the epidemic has been building in three countries in West Africa: Liberia, Guinea, and Sierra Leone. Outside of public health circles, the outbreak remained … Continue reading Mortality and Morality: The Ethics of Ebola