CRISPR-Cas9: how the quest for better cheese revolutionized biological research

By Sunitha Chari, Biology and Life Sciences Co-editor   To understand the story of CRISPR-Cas9, you need to appreciate the significance of accidental discoveries in science. Imagine a world where Alexander Fleming did not discover a fungus capable of killing the bacteria on his forgotten bacterial plate. Or, imagine a world where Wilhelm Röngten did […]

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Redesigning Life

John Parrington sets the stage for an informed debate on genetic modification By Erin Zimmerman, Communication, Education, and Outreach Co-editor   “Imagine if living things were as easy to modify as a computer Word file.” So begins John Parrington’s journey through the recent history and present-day pursuits of genetic modification in Redesigning Life. Beginning with […]

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It’s a blogging zoo out there!

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by Lindsay Jolivet & Kasra Hassani Health, Medicine, and Veterinary Science subject editors It’s been an animal house on the Health, Medicine and Veterinary Science blog feed lately, with posts from several bloggers highlighting new science about some of our favourite creatures. And learning about mice, dogs, frogs, chickens and horses has taught us a […]

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