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Gene mutation carriers get equivalent of lifetime's anti-cholesterol treatment
18 November 2014 - by Dr Lanay Tierney
An inactive copy of a gene associated with cholesterol levels can reduce the risk of a heart attack, according to a study... [Read More]

Google moves into genome data storage and analysis
18 November 2014 - by Chris Baldacci
Google has announced that it will offer storage and analysis of genome sequencing data... [Read More]

HFEA appoints new members
18 November 2014 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
The UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has announced new appointments, including four new members and one re-appointment... [Read More]

100,000 Genomes: Impacting real lives
18 November 2014 - by Dr Sarah Wynn
The 100,000 Genomes Project aims to sequence 100,000 genomes by 2017. A proportion of these genomes will be from patients who have an undiagnosed rare disease. This project has the potential to make a dramatic impact on the numbers of people receiving a much-needed diagnosis for themselves or their child... [Read More]

The Commercialisation of BioNews?
18 November 2014 - by Sarah Norcross
With our conference 'The Commercialisation of Life' just a couple of weeks away, we have been thinking about raising sufficient funds to ensure that BioNews remains a free service throughout 2015... [Read More]

Genetic conditions: How should your DNA be used in the 100,000 Genomes Project?
10 November 2014 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
At this Progress Educational Trust (PET) and Genomics England event on the use of data in the 100,000 Genomes Project, a panel of experts had the opportunity to reflect on the goals of the project and respond to audience questions... [Read More]

Event Review: Bioethics in 2025 - What Will Be the Challenges?
18 November 2014 - by Dr Louisa Petchey
This Nuffield Council debate was instead a surprisingly thoughtful discussion on what bioethicists are doing now, on what we could do, the speakers asked whether we are moving closer to or further away from a future we are happy with... [Read More]

Event Review: Crick Lecture 2014 - 'Genetic control and the mammalian radiation'
10 November 2014 - by Matthew Thomas
You and all the whales, rhinos and bats owe your lives to a tiny shrew... [Read More]

Radio Review: One to One - Surrogacy
03 November 2014 - by Rebecca Carr
'Not being able to have children can be a desperate thing,' says political journalist and commentator Isabel Oakeshott. After losing four pregnancies herself, Oakeshott came to a 'drastic solution': she was going to use a surrogate, and one in India at that... [Read More]

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