Author Archives: David Carvalho

A more effective Vacomycin 

A more effective Vacomycin 

One of the most pressing issues in medicine at this time is the spreading of antibiotic resistance. As more and more human pathogens become resistant to current antibiotics, the number of antibiotics available to be used for treatment dwindles. One way to combat this spread of antibiotic resistance is to develop new form of current… Continue Reading

The New Age of Genome Editing

The New Age of Genome Editing

On October 28, the the CRISPR-CAS9 gene editing technique was first utilized in humans during a clinical trial performed by researchers from Sichuan University in Chengdu, China. This marks an important development in both gene therapy and cancer treatment. CRISPR stands for Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats and when combined with CRISPR-associated protein 9… Continue Reading

Genetics’ Big Data Problem

Genetics’ Big Data Problem

Moore’s Law is the prediction that the number of transistors on an integrated circuit doubles every two years (Moore’sLaw.org 2015). This offers a powerful expansion of computing power over even a short period of time. With recent improvements and lowered cost of genome sequencing, it is estimated that the need for greater computing power for… Continue Reading