A recent article from Nature chronicled the efforts by scientists to create a self-replicating artificial cell. While this is a very interesting project and carries potential medical implications, it also raises some significant ethical questions. Providing a balance between the ethical implications and the needs of research will likely be a delicate balance moving forward. … Continue reading Cells from Scratch?
The cell is a marvel of microengineering. It is the basic unit of life and contains the functional pieces that make life possible. Cells perform replication, nutrient uptake and digestion, and manufacture proteins. One of their most essential functions is to both replicate the DNA of the cell and produce proteins to keep the cell … Continue reading Nuclear Gates