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GM wheat study approved to suck up UK public funding.

Disclaimer: I am currently a student at the University of Nottingham, with an accepted place on the Doctoral Training Programme at Rothamsted Research (beginning October 2017). Topics don’t come much more controversial than genetic modification/engineering, and recently Rothamsted Research has received the green light for a field trial to go ahead. Plants have been genetically engineered… Continue reading GM wheat study approved to suck up UK public funding.

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CRISPR: Should we allow human genome editing?

Hello and welcome to my next blog post. In this post I shall be discussing the opinions surrounding genome editing technology of CRISPR/Cas9 (figure 1). The National Academies of Science has declared genome editing a better name than gene editing as sometimes the editing may be in the parts of the genome that regulate rather… Continue reading CRISPR: Should we allow human genome editing?