CRISPR technology has been a revolutionary breakthrough for scientist's and promises to facilitate massive advances in combating disease and genetic disorders as well as being a valuable tool for research. However, there may be a dark side to this technology which is something scientists are hotly debating. Fiona McDonald of Marie Claire investigated the subject in their article "Should Scientists Be Playing God" (Marie Claire, September 2016) and interviewed MCB's Prof. Nicci Illing regarding the South African perspective.
The MCB PRC is proud to present the annual MCB Research Day, to be held on the 1st of September 2016 in the MCB tearoom from 8:30am until 4:30pm.
Professor Jill Farrant of the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology is this year's recipient of the Erna Hamburger prize. This is awarded by the EPFL (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology) WISH Foundation (Women in Science and Humanities) to leading women in science, engineering and architecture worldwide.