Tag Archive: microbiology

May 02

Genome editing – A CRISPR factsheet

The CRISPR-Cas system is a genome editing technique that allows to alter the genetic code of any given organism. The method, which is derived from an inherent adaptive immune system in bacteria and archaea, was first published in 2012 and has since taken the scientific community by storm. Owing to its simplicity and efficiency it …

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Feb 18

I have a bad gut feeling about this

Recently, a good friend of mine told me about his – now ex – girlfriend and how she ended the relationship based on a “gut feeling”. I wonder if that girl was aware of the big excitement that is currently flooding media and scientific literature regarding this topic. Well, not the break-up but the influence of the …

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