Something amazing can be found in the DNA of bacteria: CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats) genes. They allow bacteria to detect and defend themselves against invading viral genetic material, and it looks like there may be a way to use these DNA sequences for human genome editing.
I recently accepted a job offer from a one of the biggest healthcare insurance companies in the country (Blue Cross and Blue Shield) after being laid off from a much smaller health insurance company called Total Health Care, which is located in downtown Detroit. I work in the Medicare Advantage (Medicare Part C) department. Before this opportunity arrived upon my door step, I only worked with commercial plans, and that was in the realm of marketing for them. Continue reading