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17Sep

The Genetic Engineering Genie Is Out of the Bottle

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Usually good for a conspiracy theory or two, U.S. President Donald Trump has suggested that the virus causing COVID-19 was either intentionally engineered or resulted from a lab accident at the Wuhan Institute of Virology in China.

24Apr

The Future of Humanity is Genetic Engineering and Neural Implants

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“If software ate the world last decade, biology will dominate the next”

The last decade saw the rise in popularity of software engineering jobs, marked by the increasing number of coding bootcamps, and rush by schools to add coding to the curriculum. This coming decade may see the rise of the genetic engineer.

09Apr

New CRISPR Class Expands Genetic Engineering Toolbox

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Biomedical engineers at Duke University have used a previously unexplored CRISPR technology to accurately regulate and edit genomes in human cells.

With this new approach, the researchers hope to dramatically expand the CRISPR-based tools available to biomedical engineers, opening up a new and diverse frontier of genome engineering technologies.