DNA

Human Gene Editing: Was the Latest Controversy Warranted?

In November, Chinese scientist He Jiankui prompted global condemnation after claiming he had used of the latest CRISPR-Cas9 technique to permanently alter a set of twin girls’ DNA. Clouded in confusion and controversy, Elisabeth Aiton examines how the events unfolded and their signficance to gene editing.

De-extinction – Resurrecting the world’s biodiversity

Isabel Fletcher looks at the newest of conservation techniques, bringing back extinct species