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Cracking the Covid code

Meet an Edinburgh PhD candidate tracking the pandemic’s mutations… A group of students at the University of Edinburgh are in the vanguard of the microscopic war against Covid-19, trying to…

The next generation of CRISPR-Cas9 begins

Being only announced five years ago, CRISPR-Cas9 still feels like a revolutionary new technique – but the next generation of CRISPR-Cas9 technology has already been created. A team of scientists…

Mystery illnesses diagnosed through genome study

In 2003 a significant breakthrough was announced. The Human Genome Project  (HGP) had successfully read the entire genetic code of a human being, comprising 20,000 or so genes and the…