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Baldness linked to over 280 genes
20 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
A new study has found over 280 genes associated with male-pattern baldness... [Read More]
Broad Institute CRISPR patents upheld
20 February 2017 - by Ryan Ross
The US Patent and Trademark Office has upheld the right of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to the genome-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9... [Read More]
Eight percent of tiredness linked to genes
20 February 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
A UK Biobank study has found that genetics accounts for eight percent of the difference in people's feelings of tiredness and low energy... [Read More]




GIANT makes short work of height gene discovery
27 February 2017 - by Professor Darren Griffin
A recent large-scale study that discovered 83 rare genes related to human height reveals the power of so-called genome-wide association studies... [Read More]
Twins but legal strangers: paradoxical but could we have expected more?
13 February 2017 - by Dr Alice Margaria
It is not the first time that a court has been called to rule on the recognition of family ties established between a male couple and their twins born from surrogacy abroad. But the recent ruling of the Court of Appeal of Milan has attracted particular interest because of its absurd consequences... [Read More]
Extending the 14-day rule: Never mind Brexit, the whole world is watching
06 February 2017 - by Dr Ciara Staunton
Some have suggested that, after Brexit, British influence on rules about embryo research will be diluted. But this is far from true... [Read More]




Film Review: Dish Life
20 February 2017 - by Paul Waldron
Dish Life, the last of four films made for Cambridge Shorts, takes a quirky look at the daily life of a stem cell researcher... [Read More]
Radio Review: Revisiting the 14-Day Rule
30 January 2017 - by Sarah Gregory
Matthew Hill covers the 30-year history of the 14-day rule on human embryo research, bringing the topic right up to the present day and the current debate on extending the rule... [Read More]
Podcast Review: The Naked Scientists - All human life is here
23 January 2017 - by Rachel Siden
In this podcast, Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and Sarah Norcross discuss the current UK ban on researching human embryos in the lab for longer than 14 days... [Read More]

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