March 6, 2020 by Meena Alnajar, Rimsha Amin, Omar AlNaji and Jake Brick
Describes the novel gene-editing process known as prime editing that is based on the CRISPR/Cas9 mechanism.
February 18, 2020 by Sarah Cash, Eric Chu, Masha Gholiof and Parsa Hosseini-jahromi
Explores the mechanism to halt the CRISPR process called anti-CRISPR.
November 14, 2019 by Iman Adani, Amanpreet Singh, Maham Tariq, Hibo Rijal and Vysh Satyajit
Looks at a clinical trial that uses CRISPR technology to cure a type of genetic blindness called Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA).
October 28, 2019 by Pouriya Sadeghi, Jonah Standard, Rachel Aubrey and Vaishna Kumaran
Outlines the process and mechanisms used for cloning animals.
March 18, 2019 by Ebuka, Katie, Foluso and Layna
Evaluates the value of direct-to-consumer (DTC) genetic testing.
March 18, 2019 by Ripley Antonacci, Sehar Arfeen, Monica Chu and Sabrin Salim
Provides information about semi-identical twins, a third type of twin whose genetic similarity exists somewhere between fraternal and identical twins.
March 15, 2019 by Sarah Muir, Gina Nguyen, Mirette Mounir and Amandeep Nagi
Informs patients about what to expect when consulting a genetic counsellor and how to prepare for an appointment.
March 4, 2019 by Ezza Jalil, Maryam Heba, Shaheer Jah and Shaya Zhang
Explains gene editing, looks at how CRISPR works and addresses myths and ethical concerns.
April 1, 2018 by Mohammed Abdul-Khaliq, Melika Babad, Babur Ali and Shamweel Ansari
Describes how the CRISPR-CAS 9 system works as well as recent technological advances and their implications in healthcare.
November 24, 2017 by Ikra Saeed, Inna Ushcatz, Jill Northrup and Olivia Kohlmaier
Explores the basic principles of inheritance such as when a child has red hair while the parents do not.
April 26, 2016 by Akshay Venkatesh, Cindy Li, Archita Srinath, Haider Abed and Kyra Posterski
Discusses the role of long-lasting epigenetic effects related to poor nutrient environment for the fetus.
March 8, 2016 by Dr. Paul Forsythe, an associate professor of respirology and medicine at McMaster University
Dr. Paul Forsythe speaks about holobionts and hologenomes.
December 29, 2014 by Mihnea Alb, Deline Anthonypillai, Clarence Chan, Melissa Ling and Nikunj Patel
Describes how to extract DNA from a banana and make it visible under a microscope.