I have been irregular in my blog postings this year but, keeping in continuation to the best of biotech in 2013 and 2014, here is my list of the best of the breakthroughs in biotechnology this year. This list is subject to my attentional bias and in no particular order.
The most revolutionary of discoveries often disrupt dogmas held for years. This year was a year of firsts and saw many such dogmas being broken. The excitement around CRISPR-Cas 9, dubbed the biotech breakthrough of the century by MIT, continued to soar on with new applications and a new, better enzyme – Cfp1. Research in aging revived the dipping funding in degenerative disorders. Continue reading