Selective Organ Therapy Possible with DNA “Barcode” Testing

Using tiny snippets of DNA as “barcodes,” researchers have created a new way of rapidly screening the ability of nanoparticles to deliver therapeutic genes selectively to specific organs in the body. This technique has the ability to accelerate the development and use of gene therapies for killers like heart disease, cancer and Parkinson’s. Continue reading “Selective Organ Therapy Possible with DNA “Barcode” Testing” »

Babies By Design: More Harm Than Good?

With stories of 3 parent babies recently appearing in media reports, the topic of gene editing is being more widely debated. Currently, most prospective parents seem interested in gene editing to alleviate the dangers of disease. If technological advances with gene editing and 3 parent babies continue, then there may soon be more ways for doctors to design baby DNA. However, this question is controversial. Continue reading “Babies By Design: More Harm Than Good?” »