DNA


Coffee House Readings

Coffee House Readings #13:
Follow Your Gut

Trillions of tiny creatures live in your eyes, your ears and inside your gut. They have occupied almost every nook of your body. Follow Your Gut by Rob Knight will introduce you to the tiny inhabitants you share your body with, that you have probably never heard of before. And […]


Could synthetic biology kick us out from earth?

Have you heard of synthetic life? Earlier this year, the world learned about Syn 3.0 – an engineered bacteria containing only the crucial genes for living. Its genome is the smallest of any self-sufficient living organism and consists of only 473 genes, which were designed in a computer, chemically synthesized […]


social media

Genetic media – about social media & DNA.LAND

Social media is generating information about tons of individuals on this planet. A plethora of data including birth date, place of residence, likes & dislikes and much more is floating through the net. When you think of the wealth of digital information, it raises the question: Can’t we use it for a good cause? The […]


What if somebody stole your DNA?

“DNA contains not only the instructions to make each and everyone of us, but deeply personal and easily misunderstood or misconstrued clues about who we are.”   Chewing gums, coffee cups, water bottles, cigarette butts, paper tissues… Have you ever thought about how much of your DNA you are leaving […]


Rewriting the genome – the CRISPR revolution!

Have you ever wondered why some people can not taste bitter? Why are some people more resistant to malaria? Why are some persons at a higher risk of getting Alzheimer? Having in mind that all humans carry the same genetic information, it is quiet remarkable that we are so incredible different!