Insects, from time immemorial, have been a boon and bane for humanity. While some insects are needed for pollination, many insects have spread diseases in humans, plants and animals. By using CRISPR gene editing technique to alter insect genes and using the insects’ natural desire to propagate, dangerous insect populations can be controlled.
Cheese is a staple food in many cultures. There are a wide variety of cheese, made using different ingredients and techniques. CRISPR technique has been used to improve the quality of the cheese.
I came across this interesting article about how scientists were able to trace the closest living relatives of the scary Tyrannosaurus Rex dinosaur to a common species that usually ends up on our dinner plate using some online tools and some DNA detective work!
These are some of notes as I read and study about the underlying biochemical interactions associated with genetics and living organisms including atom, molecules and interactions between them that are used in biochemical reactions.
Cómo comencé a estudiar sobre genética después de comenzar a buscar la cura de un tipo de cáncer que afectaba a mi abuela.
I found this interesting article from the United States Government Accountability Office blog about using CRISPR gene editing techniques to create new fast diagnostics test kits for identifying COVID-19 viruses.
What does National DNA day commemorate you may ask? Well, it is basically the day scientists and fellow biology enthusiasts get together to celebrate the discovery of DNA (instructions for how living things will look and function) and the revolutionary people who helped make its discovery.
The book by Faith Hickman Byrnie is one of the best structured books on genetics that I’ve read. Despite the fact that it was published in 1995, the book is one of the best introduction into the world of genetics for a middle schooler. The stories the author incorporated into the book to explain what genetics was, had an impact on me. The stories were not bland, but full of vivid detail and were more than compelling; it will keep you engaged.
Innovative ideas are need to improve environmentally sustainable, safe and healthy food production to keep up with the growing population on planet Earth. Genetically Modified (GM) or Genetically Engineering (GE) food provide a promising new way to improve crop production. However care should be taken in how GM crops are introduced after intensive testing.
How I started studying about genetics after I started looking for cure of a type of cancer that afflicted my grandma.