About Genome Context
The advance of genetic engineering makes it quite conceivable that we will begin to design our own evolutionary progress.Isaac Asimov
Genome Context covers science, technology, and public impact of genetic engineering – since October 2018. We believe in curation of knowledge, in diving deep into the sources, in evaluating the context. (And we hate press releases.)
The magazine fills a niche between classic sci-comm projects and modern technology-centered websites. Our main recurring theme is CRISPR, from both basic and applied sides of the coin. In addition, articles explore all other stories around the human genome and genomes important for the humankind.
We are not exactly science communication project – some baseline knowledge is usually assumed, as we generally don’t explain what is CRISPR or how is RNA different from DNA. You can learn about it at many wonderful websites, such as Genome.gov and YourGenome.org. Here, we take you on a walk around quickly changing landscape of genetic engineering – which in the future will change into a rollercoaster, directly affecting the whole humanity.
Fasten your seatbelt, it will be a rough ride.