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Don’t dismiss gene editing too quickly, FRAME says

There is growing opposition to genetic modification of human embryos but FRAME believes the technology should not be dismissed without careful consideration. “This kind of procedure could have the potential to fix many human health problems, although there are serious ethical concerns to take into account” said Scientific Director Dr Gerry Kenna. Supporters of genetic [...]

December 4th, 2015|News|Comments Off on Don’t dismiss gene editing too quickly, FRAME says

2000s – Human Genome Project successfully maps human DNA

In June 2006 it was announced that the first working draft of the full human DNA sequence had been released by the Human Genome Project. In the years following researchers all over the world have used this resource to gain insight into a number of fields while reducing the need for animal testing. By studying [...]

May 27th, 2014|Timeline, TL_Alternatives|Comments Off on 2000s – Human Genome Project successfully maps human DNA

1983 – Polymerase Chain Reaction developed

Since its original development by American biochemist Kary Mullis in 1983, the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) has become one of the most widely used and important technologies in molecular biology.  The ability for researchers to target a specific section of DNA and recreate multiple copies of identical sequences provides an invaluable tool for a variety [...]

July 25th, 2014|Timeline, TL_Alternatives|Comments Off on 1983 – Polymerase Chain Reaction developed