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.

Latest

Coronavirus: South Africa will evacuate citizens from Wuhan

The government is expected to evacuate citizens from Wuhan, where the coronavirus outbreak originated

Primedia CEO Essack leaves following internal battles

Omar Essack leaves the 702 and 94.7 owners after a protracted standoff with the board

LIVE BLOG: Fin Min Tito Mboweni presents the 2020 budget

The budget is usually scheduled for the second-last Wednesday in February, and the ratings agencies deliver their decisions after assessing the country’s plans for the fiscal year ahead

Press Releases

Over R400-m given to businesses since launch of three-minute overdraft

The 3-minute overdraft radically reduces the time it takes for businesses to have their working capital needs met

Tourism can push Africa onto a new path – minister

The continent is fast becoming a dynamic sought-after tourist destination

South Africa’s education system is broken and unequal, and must be fixed without further delay

The Amnesty International report found that the South African government continues to miss its own education upgrading targets

Business travel industry generates billions

Meetings Africa is ready to take advantage of this lucrative opportunity

Conferences connect people to ideas

The World Expo and Meetings Africa are all about stimulating innovation – and income

SAB Zenzele Kabili B-BBEE share scheme

New scheme to be launched following the biggest B-BBEE FMCG payout in South Africa’s history

Digging deep

Automation is unstoppable, but if we're strategic about its implementation, it presents major opportunities

TFSAs are the gymnasts of the retirement savings world

The idea is to get South Africans to save, but it's best to do your research first to find out if a TFSA is really suited to your needs