This is a very difficult question to answer. As a researcher working with human subjects, I’m required to take annual courses on the regulation of research using human subjects, and I just completed my annual “refresher” course a few days ago. The striking part for me was the genomics module …Read More »
Not currently, and it’s entirely possible that it will never be usable in humans. As far as gene editing technologies go, CRISPR is simple to design because it only needs two components to function: a CRSIPR nuclease protein (usually recombinant Cas9 from the bacterial species S. pyogenes) and a short …Read More »
Does it make sense that we use radiation to “cure” certain cancers, but we can get cancer from radiation?
First of all, we have to know that, Radiation basically damages the DNA, which is some kind of “instruction manual” of cells. In uncontrolled radioactive events (e.g nuclear explosion, long-therm sunbathing etc.), your whole body exposed damaging radiation. This radiation, distrupt the “instruction manuals” of your healthy cells. The distruption …Read More »
Unfortunately, that is more true than we like to admit. Not that specific example. I don’t think we’re close to curing cancer with a pill and I don’t think Oncologists are hiding or holding up a cure for cancer but let me give you a scenario from my own field. …Read More »
It’s pretty much as easy as having a big wad of cash and asking a company to make it for you. Given the number of contract manufacturing organizations (CMOs) out there, you can pretty much pay anyone to make anything (as long as it’s not too illegal; they do have …Read More »