0000-0003-0319-5416This week the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board decided that there is “no interference in fact” between the patent application of Jennifer Doudna and University of California and the patents granted to Feng Zhang and the Broad
0000-0003-0319-5416Reports of a “secret” meeting on synthetic human genomes have caused quite the uproar online. Some of the headlines and comments conjured up sci-fi plots of new artificial humans. While many predictably overhyped the meeting, there
You say poTAYto; I say poTAHto. Degenerate pronunciations didn’t prevent Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers from tripping the light fantastic. The degeneracy of the genetic code, however, with 61 possible codons specifying 20 different amino
How to better control or eradicate deadly infections using transgenesis or genome editing technologies?
by Gaetan Burgio Deadly infectious diseases, such as those transmitted through mosquitoes, are a huge threat to the human population. The rapid pace in the development of transgenesis technologies and genome editing over the last few
“What will we do with this?” is a question we ask each time a significant new product or technology is developed. In some cases, the question is literal: Lasers were considered a “solution looking for a problem.”
By Tabitha M. Powledge Two papers published in the last week were signal events for agricultural genomics. First was the draft of the huge, and hugely complex, genome of bread wheat, the staff of life for