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China's Push Into Cutting-Edge Gene Editing Technology

If you haven't heard, designer babies may be on the horizon. Thanks to CRISPR-Cas9 technology ("Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats"), some scientists believe they can edit human genes for the purposes of treating diseases. 

Posted by Daeil Cha on Jul 18, 2018 1:39:41 PM

Topics: From the Desk of Daeil Cha, Biotechnology, China

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Biologics Outsourcing + Butterscotch Cookies

Imagine you have some great recipes for butterscotch cookies, and you want to start a cookie business. Yet, there are some issues. First, the price people are willing to pay for cookies is going down due to intense competition as well as scrutiny from regulators after a few greedy companies ("cookie monsters," if you will) charged exorbitantly high prices. Second, because of the competition, you'll have to spend more on research to keep your cookie line fresh (pun intended). Finally, building a cookie factory is expensive, takes years to build, and requires following many stringent regulatory standards. The thing is, cookies are still in demand and could even get more popular as better cookie recipes are developed! So what do you do?

Posted by Daeil Cha on Apr 19, 2018 3:48:12 PM

Topics: From the Desk of Daeil Cha, Biotechnology

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