Fad diets come and go, with magazines and celebrities jumping on the recent fashionable way to shed some pounds while convincing others to do the same. There have been liquid diets, zero-carb diets and raw food diets but perhaps one of the strangest weight loss methods was the tapeworm diet. Continue reading Opening a Can of Worms
For some SynBio UK was their first experience of a face-to-face academic conference. For others, it was the first chance to catch up with colleagues from around the country after almost two years of separation. For everybody, it was a fantastic opportunity to hear about the exciting fundamental and applied research in Synthetic Biology happening across the UK and beyond! Continue reading A long-awaited return to in-person conferences – Synthetic Biology UK 2021
A plasmid is an extrachromosomal circular DNA which can be replicated. DNA mapping is a technique for Plasmid mapping. Continue reading Plasmid Mapping Process
Ever since the first demonstration of gene editing technologies, the scientific community has been abuzz with debate and speculation about their potential applications. But rather less well known may be the parallel legal battles over how these powerful new methods should be regulated, one of which recently found its way to the European Union’s highest court, the CJEU. Continue reading Gene editing in the dock: how will legal rulings affect research and development?