Tag Archives: DNA

What is CRISPR-Cas?

CRISPR-Cas is making headlines as a powerful new gene editing tool that could change the whole of biology. Scientists are already using CRISPR to introduce genes for disease resistance into crops, insert malaria blocking genes into mosquitoes, and remove HIV … Continue reading

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An ancient remnant inside the malaria parasite

Today at the Society’s Annual Conference, Dr Ellen Nisbet talked about the malaria parasite Plasmodium, and how a remnant from its evolutionary past may one day provide a target for new drugs… Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the … Continue reading

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Microbial Genomics launch at the Society for General Microbiology’s Annual Conference

Earlier this month, the Society for General Microbiology announced the launch of its newest open access journal, Microbial Genomics (MGen). In the video below, filmed at our annual conference in Birmingham, watch Editors-in-Chief Nicholas Thomson and Stephen Bentley and Senior Editor Jennifer … Continue reading

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