Category: Public Health

CRISPR-Cas9: a key player in gene therapy

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna for their discovery and development of a novel method of genome editing. But what exactly is CRISPR-Cas9 and how does it work?

Phage Therapy

Existing antimicrobial therapies are failing us. New chemical antimicrobials have not been forthcoming. Heather Louise O’Donoghue asks: How do you solve a problem like antimicrobial resistance?