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Sorry, Genetically Engineered ‘Diet Bacon’ Is Still Not A Thing

Sorry, Genetically Engineered ‘Diet Bacon’ Is Still Not A Thing

On Monday, Chinese scientists published a paper heralding a truly remarkable feat: Using the genome-editing technique CRISPR, they created 12 healthy pigs with about 24 per cent less body fat than usual. The implications of their research is potentially huge. The pigs have a gene that allows them to better…

When Bad DNA Tests Lead To False Convictions

When Bad DNA Tests Lead To False Convictions

If you’ve ever watched a prime-time crime drama like CSI, you know that DNA evidence is often the linchpin that makes a case. Match a suspect’s DNA to DNA found at the scene of a crime and it’s certain they’re the culprit. The thing is, it’s not always that simple….