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Editas goes public despite CRISPR patent battle
08 February 2016 - by Cait McDonagh
A biotechnology company co-founded by two leading scientists involved in developing the genome-editing technology, CRISPR/Cas9, has gone public, raising over $94 million in its initial share offering... [Read More]

Fluorescent zebrafish shed light on the onset of cancer
08 February 2016 - by Helen Robertson
Researchers have visualised the onset of skin cancer at its earliest, single-cell stage for the first time... [Read More]

Gene identified in rare 'vibration allergy'
08 February 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Scientists have identified a genetic mutation that causes a rare inherited allergy to vibration... [Read More]

Sarah Norcross discusses the use of genome editing in human embryo research
08 February 2016 - by Sarah Norcross
The director of the Progress Educational Trust and commissioning editor of BioNews discusses genome editing in the local, national and international media... [Read More]

The distracting genome
08 February 2016 - by Julian Hitchcock
Last week the front pages and airwaves filled with well-written, balanced articles about a significant development in UK embryo research. There was, however, something missing: a story... [Read More]

Meeting Mary Warnock
01 February 2016 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey and Dr Sue Avery
Last November, we accepted an invitation to have coffee and a chat with Mary Warnock. We had no real brief – we just looked forward to a tour through her life and her thoughts on what she had done for the world of assisted reproduction... [Read More]

Book Review: The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe
08 February 2016 - by Klaus Mitchell
Robert Klitzman explores the history and ethics of institutional review boards... [Read More]

Video Review: Talking Biopolitics – A conversation with Paul Knoepfler and Nathaniel Comfort
01 February 2016 - by Dr Rebecca Dimond
An author and a science historian host an online discussion on the promise and perils of the 'science of designer babies'... [Read More]

Book Review: The Essential Fertility Guide
25 January 2016 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
For couples who have difficulty in conceiving naturally, this is an excellent guide by Professor Robert Winston on the main causes of infertility... [Read More]

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