Round up of this week’s news: Genetically edited babies; genetic map of cannabis; and the landing of InSight on Mars.
Last week the world rejoiced as the papers announced: ‘HIV is cured!’. Except of course it isn’t – or at least not yet. The hype is somewhat justified: for the first time, scientists have developed a new drug that could, in theory, completely clear the virus from a patient. HIV tends to ‘hide’ inactive cells […]
Neil Stoker reports on scientists at Aix-Marseille University finding a CRISPR-esque immune system in some giant viruses