GENES

A moratorium will not address ethical concerns about gene editing

If we take our commitment to the liberty of the individual seriously, we must accept that people should be allowed to use this technology

Yes, edit our genes – but do it cautiously

We can now control our species genetic future but this power is ‘awesome and terrifying’

Gene editing is risky, but it is worth it

By embarking on this new and daunting path, we are taking on incredible new responsibility

What to expect from the world of science in 2016

Science continues to shift the boundaries of what we think we know and 2016 will be no exception. Sarah Wild highlights the fields to keep an eye on.

Genes don’t fit in the DNA diet

The jury's out on whether a new dietary programme is linked to a person's genetic make-up.

Homosexuality: The question of nature versus choice

It's not important whether the roots of queerness are nature or nurture, and research into the question can cause real harm.

Gene therapy cures haemophilia in mice

The success of gene therapy holds hope for the cure of other inherited life-threatening diseases.

Hope for narcolepsy sufferers

If narcoleptics could be diagnosed and treated within a year of symptoms presenting the illness's impact could be greatly reduced.

Genes aren’t to blame for mental problems

Many scientists are now focusing on the power of environmental factors.

Do good genes hold the key to a long life?

A genetic test that can predict whether a person is likely to live long enough to see their 100th birthday has been developed by scientists.

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Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

‘Frustrated’ police resort to force

Regulation uncertainty leaves slap-happy police and soldiers to decide when people should or shouldn’t be allowed on the streets

Tension over who’s boss of courts

In a letter, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng questions whether Justice Minister Ronald Lamola has acted constitutionally

Press Releases

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories