Wheat is one of the most important food crops on the planet. Yet, its production can’t keep up with the increase in population. One solution is genetic modification in wheat, which is discussed in this article, along with its pros and cons.
Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), the precursor to AIDS, targets the immune system and makes it difficult for the body to fight infection. Once thought incurable, scientific research indicates that a cure for HIV may be on the horizon. Learn about the possible cure and its implications.
Is genetic engineering good or bad? This is a question heavily debated throughout the science community. Before you form an opinion, read this objective analysis to learn about the pros and cons of genetic engineering.
Therapeutic Cloning, or somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), is a somewhat controversial procedure that has been used to help heal and cure people. There are limitations to its widespread use, however. Some of the reasons are outlined here.
Scientists working on yeast have identified a way to make the microorganism live to the equivalent of 800 human years. This research may open up ways for scientists to extend the life span of human beings as well.
A faulty gene produces abnormal protein or no protein at all to cause disease. The treatment? Replace the bad gene with a good one. Simple in concept, harder in practice. Find out more about this fascinating technology with some key gene therapy facts.
Burkitt’s lymphoma is a particularly aggressive and virulent form of B-cell lymphoma, where tumours can sometimes double in size in 24 hours. However, despite this it is one of the most treatable and curable lymphomas. Further research may one day provide a gene therapy-based treatment.