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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]

Genetic discrimination lawsuit filed in the USA

08 February 2016 - by Ryan Ross
The parents of a child carrying genetic markers for cystic fibrosis are suing a school for alleged discrimination and unlawful disclosure of personal information... [Read More]

Genetic links to being a 'morning person', says 23andMe study

08 February 2016 - by Barbara Czub
Scientists have used data from personal genomics company 23andMe to identify a set of genes that are linked to being a 'morning person'... [Read More]

Panel recommends FDA approval of mitochondrial donation

08 February 2016 - by Kirsty Oswald
Clinical investigations of mitochondrial donation are 'ethically permissable', says a panel of experts reporting to the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]

US military to offer egg and sperm freezing to service members

08 February 2016 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
The US Department of Defense will offer to pay for active service members to have their sperm or eggs frozen in an effort to retain troops... [Read More]

Woman brings lawsuit for failing to detect carrier status

08 February 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A woman is suing healthcare professionals in the USA for failing to detect that she was a carrier of cystic fibrosis... [Read More]

CRISPR corrects mutation that causes blindness

01 February 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Researchers have used the CRISPR/Cas9 genome-editing technique to correct a genetic mutation that causes blindness... [Read More]

French surrogate in court for defrauding couple

01 February 2016 - by Ana Ilic
A woman is on trial in France on charges of defrauding two same-sex couples who had hired her as a 'surrogate'... [Read More]

Genetic study gives insight into schizophrenia

01 February 2016 - by Helen Robertson
A gene involved in managing the connections between brain cells appears to be associated with an increased risk of developing schizophrenia... [Read More]

Genetic test 'could predict IVF success'

01 February 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
Researchers from the UK and the Netherlands have identified a 'genetic signature' in the womb that could help explain repeated IVF failure in some women.... [Read More]

HFEA grants permission to genetically edit human embryos

01 February 2016 - by Ayala Ochert
The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority has granted the first licence to a UK researcher to edit the genomes of human embryos... [Read More]

Painkillers during pregnancy reduce fertility of offspring in rats

01 February 2016 - by Fiona Ibanichuka
Scientists have discovered that the use of painkillers during pregnancy in rats may reduce the fertility of their offspring... [Read More]

Scientists create monkey with 'autism gene'

01 February 2016 - by Julia Hill
A Chinese laboratory has created genetically modified monkeys that show symptoms of autism... [Read More]

UK scientists seek trial of 'mitochondria-boosting' IVF technique

01 February 2016 - by Ryan Ross
UK fertility doctors are seeking permission to trial a new IVF treatment that involves transferring additional mitochondria into egg cells before fertilisation... [Read More]

Adult stem cells reverse multiple sclerosis in UK trial

25 January 2016 - by Dr Lanay Tierney
A stem cell treatment routinely used for bone and blood cancers is showing promise at reversing the effects of multiple sclerosis... [Read More]

Gene causes rare form of infertility in women

25 January 2016 - by Dr Nicola Davis
Chinese researchers have identified genetic mutations that cause infertility in a small number of women... [Read More]

Genetic marker predicts colon cancer chemotherapy outcome

25 January 2016 - by Hannah Somers
Scientists in the USA have identified a biomarker that could predict which patients with colon cancer might benefit from chemotherapy to prevent recurrences of the disease after surgical treatment.... [Read More]

New gene mutation linked to ovarian cancer

25 January 2016 - by Isobel Steer
Scientists have identified a mutation in the gene BRIP1</i> that triples a woman's risk of ovarian cancer... [Read More]


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