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Call for Australia to allow mitochondrial donation techniques
25 September 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe
A campaign has been launched in Australia to overturn laws preventing couples from accessing mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
First genome editing of human embryos by UK scientists
25 September 2017 - by Paul Waldron
UK scientists have successfully edited the genome of human embryos to study the role of a gene key to the earliest stages of development... [Read More]
Gene therapy reverses multiple sclerosis in mice
25 September 2017 - by Sarah Gregory
A novel gene therapy can reverse the symptoms and progression of disease in a mouse model of multiple sclerosis... [Read More]




Top of the Lake may sink as a procedural, but look beneath the surface
25 September 2017 - by Dr Iain Brassington
The implausibilities of this series ought not to detain us too long. For there are deep and troubling questions that the series raises. What is it to be a 'real' mother?... [Read More]
Tough times should not affect access to fertility treatments in Northern Ireland
18 September 2017 - by Michelle Rodgers
In 1948, UK health secretary Aneurin Bevan spearheaded the creation of the National Health Service with the aim of providing healthcare access to all, irrespective of a patient's financial situation. The NHS has since become the world's largest publicly funded health service... [Read More]
What does consent mean for Generation Genome?
18 September 2017 - by Professor Becki Bennett
A public event held on 11 September 2017, Manchester by the Progress Educational Trust. [Read More]




Podcast Review: The Life Scientific - Jennifer Doudna
25 September 2017 - by Rikita Patel
The new era of gene technology presents an exciting approach to treat deleterious, inherited genetic conditions. Presenter Jim Al-Khalili talks to Professor Jennifer Doudna, from her early life to her research into molecular biology, to the development of the CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing system... [Read More]
Book Review: How to Code a Human
18 September 2017 - by Mikey Lebrett
Genomics may herald a bright future - for those who understand it. But what about those who do not? Dr Kat Arney's new book 'How to Code a Human' is a beautiful example of how complicated genetic topics can be simplified and clarified to make them understandable and enjoyable for the least-scientific of readers.... [Read More]
Book Review: Stem Cell Dialogues - A Philosophical and Scientific Inquiry into Medical Frontiers
11 September 2017 - by Isobel Steer
Is using and destroying a human embryo for medical research ethical? This question is constantly considered in our newspapers, courtrooms and research labs. You almost certainly have an opinion on it... [Read More]

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