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Key words: CRISPR-Cas9

CRISPR, Cas9, Bioethics, Bioethical issues, Genome editing, Gene modification challenges, Research ethics, Scientific validity

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The Science behind CRISPR

Duration: 35:10 min

Issues in CRISPR: Just because we can, should we?

Since it was first described in 2012, CRISPR-Cas9 (often shortened to “CRISPR”) has generated much interest and excitement but as it is at the forefront of Science it comes with queries as to its use.

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10 Top Tips for Research in the Sciences

Key text types

 When you are searching in a research database, you might come across different types of articles:

Insight articles aims to explain a scientific topic or concept in an engaging way such as using graphical abstracts or illustrations. Insight articles can discuss a recent trend or discoveries in science by pulling together multiple publications.

Review articles, also called literature reviews, are a survey of previously published research on a topic. They give an overview of current thinking on the theme and, unlike an original research article, won't present new experimental results

Original research articles are the reports of a study written by the researchers who actually did the study. The researchers describe their hypothesis or research question and the purpose of the study.

Get Started: Scientific Journals with Peer-Reviewed Articles

Genome Biology publishes research in all areas of biology and biomedicine studied from a genomic and post-genomic perspective.

Makes information very accessible. Be sure to use the search function

 Scientific journals are found within databases. Nature is a British weekly scientific journal featuring peer-reviewed research from a variety of academic disciplines, mainly in science and technology.


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For research purposes, choose either 'Explore with Journals' or 'Explore with Books'. Once you are in either journals or books, remember to select the Open Access symbol from the options available on the LHS.