Posts Tagged: research and development

Genetic Engineering: What Makes a Superpower?

What makes a superpower? Simply defined as something that is greater than the norm, be it strength or speed, shooting lasers from the eyes or flying, or invulnerability.  Harvard geneticist, George Church, relates vaccines to superpowers, “Vaccines are advancements over our ancestors. If you could tell our ancestors they could walk into a smallpox ward… Read more »

Oncolytic Viruses – Going to New Lengths

Virus are a staple in science for recombining DNA and can be used to develop viral vaccines or as vectors in gene therapy.  With the progress made in next generation sequencing, designing nucleic acid constructs and genomes can happen in hours and days rather than weeks and months.  Leading scientist, Bruce Smith, V.M.D., Ph.D. at… Read more »