Wageningen World: 'CRISPR-Cas makes it possible to cure people'
It is a dream solution for molecular biological research. The CRISPR-Cas9 technique allows changes to be made in DNA quickly and cheaply. 'Hopefully, it will very soon be possible to cure people. Wouldn't that be fantastic?'
Read about it in the article ‘Quick and simple gene repairs’ in the new edition of Wageningen World.
Wageningen World, the quarterly magazine of Wageningen University & Research, came out on 19 december 2017.
- Phosphate: supplies will run out
The Netherlands is leading the way in research on reusing phosphate. Soon, phosphate recycling could be a matter of urgent necessity.
- The beaver is doing too well
The beaver is thriving in the Netherlands, especially in Limburg. But the province is considering culling nuisance animals.
- 'Let's take the lead in sustainable agriculture'
The Netherlands should play a leading role in making farming and the food sector much more sustainble.
- Elephant trouble in Botswana
Wildlife in the north of Botswana is doing so well that local people and animals are getting in each other's way.
- Experience wanted
With the economy picking up, businesses are looking for new people: preferably experienced.
- Assessment on location
The condition of vegetables, fruit and flowers can be assessed anywhere in a mobile research facility.
- Life at a wind farm
What are the effects of wind parks on ecosystems?
- 'In reality there is great confidence in science'
Interview with Melanie Peters, director of the Rathenau Institute.