For the past few years, I’ve been dazzled by high-tech treatments for blindness. The first DNA Science blog post was about stem cells to treat Stargardt’s macular dystrophy, and the most recent about gene therapy
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Several recent reports on ongoing clinical trials for gene therapies indicate that even preliminary studies with only a handful of patients can yield results with the potential to alter the course of the entire field.
Last week I trashed Dan Brown’s Inferno for its poor use of science in the plot. But Inferno earns an A- in originality compared to the SyFy TV series Helix that debuted last Friday night, January 10.
When Dan Brown’s latest novel, Inferno, was published last summer, several people insisted I read it – because it’s about an insane geneticist. So when my local library asked me to give a talk about
The greatest challenge of majoring in biology in college was mastering the chemical steps that build up and break down the 20 types of amino acids specified by the genetic code. I could memorize the