Global Technology – November 2017

Now let’s examine this month’s most important advances in technology.

Biological genomes are written in a binary code that consists entirely of sequenced A●T and G●C DNA base pairs, playing the roles of 0s and 1s.  As just reported in Nature, researchers at Howard Hughes Medical Center have built an enzyme that can perform a previously impossible DNA edit, directly changing a DNA base pair from an A●T to a G●C.  The new enzyme, known as a “base editor,” may soon enable “genome surgery,” which erases harmful mutations or writes inThis content is for BUSINESS BRIEFINGS members only.