The loaded ethics of DNA hacking

by jeeg 11. April 2011 19:11
The most disruptive force on the planet resides in DNA. Don't believe it? Only five days into the 2009 swine flu outbreak, the swapping of a few genes in a virus native to pigs shut down Mexico. Schools closed. Churches were shuttered. Mexico City's famed Cinco de Mayo parade was canceled. In... [More]

Genetic Science Oozes Out of Amateurs' Garages

by jeeg 5. October 2010 00:47
Melanie Swan did not panic upon learning she had inherited a genetic mutation that seemed to put her at a higher risk of heart attack and cardiovascular disease. Instead she and another "garage biologist" ran a pilot study from their own homes and came up with a countermeasure. They represent the... [More]
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