Religion meddling in Scientific progress in UK

This week the UK’s MPs’ vote on a decision regarding mitochondrial gene therapy. You would think that the obvious rational decision should be “of course” because this is about making a dramatic change in the lives of those who might inherit a mitochondrial disease, which is passed on to children from mothers who possess mutations in the DNA … Read moreReligion meddling in Scientific progress in UK

Breakthrough study overturns theory of ‘junk DNA’ in genome

This is big news, the international Encode project has found that about a fifth of the human genome regulates the 2% that makes proteins. What was the previous thinking? Until now, the thought was that the vast stretches of DNA between our 20,000 or so protein-coding genes – more than 98% of the genetic sequence … Read moreBreakthrough study overturns theory of ‘junk DNA’ in genome