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Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: The Who, the What, the Why and the How

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Biotech companies criticise CRISPR mutation study

19 June 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
Two major biotech companies have criticised a recent study that claimed CRISPR may cause hundreds of unwanted mutations... [Read More]
 

Blood test for testicular cancer a step closer

19 June 2017 - by Meetal Solanki
Testing for certain genes could identify men with a ten-fold increased risk of testicular cancer, suggests a new study... [Read More]
 

Controversial doctor to use MRT technique for over 40s fertility

19 June 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
The fertility doctor who led the team which produced the world's first baby through mitochondrial replacement therapy is now looking to use the same technique in a commercial venture... [Read More]
 

Fetal immune system is active, not immature

19 June 2017 - by Cara Foley
The fetal immune system is more mature in the second trimester than previously thought, which could assist research into diseases, miscarriage and immune tolerance, researchers say... [Read More]
 

Genes for insomnia discovered

19 June 2017 - by Lea Goetz
Researchers have found seven risk genes for insomnia through two large genome-wide and gene-based association studies... [Read More]
 

Three mutations could make bird flu more infectious to humans

19 June 2017 - by Helen Robertson
Scientists have identified three potential genetic mutations that could allow a dangerous strain of avian influenza to spread between humans... [Read More]
 

Trial starts for Australian nurse in Cambodia surrogacy case

19 June 2017 - by Ryan Ross
The trial of a nurse accused of running an illegal overseas surrogacy service began in Cambodia last week... [Read More]
 

Vitamin C and antibiotic combination offers new approach to cancer

19 June 2017 - by Rachel Reeves
Cancer stem cells, thought to be the root cause of tumour recurrence, could be eradicated using vitamin C and antibiotics, suggests a new study... [Read More]
 

DNA blood test could lead to early cancer detection

12 June 2017 - by Hannah Somers
A highly-sensitive DNA blood test could help detect cancer years before tumours are detected... [Read More]
 

Fetuses prefer to gaze at face-like shapes

12 June 2017 - by Cara Foley
Fetuses in the late stages of pregnancy move their heads towards shapes that resemble faces, suggesting that the ability to recognise faces may be innate... [Read More]
 

Gene therapy hope for allergies and asthma

12 June 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
Life-threatening allergies and asthma could one day be treated by a single injection, say researchers who have successfully treated mice using gene therapy... [Read More]
 

Genes influence ability to read people's minds through their eyes

12 June 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
Our ability to read people's thoughts and emotions through their eyes is influenced by our DNA, new research suggests... [Read More]
 

Ovarian cancer drug could treat BRCA-related breast cancer

12 June 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
A drug treatment for ovarian cancer has shown success against inherited breast cancer... [Read More]
 

Promise of blood test to predict course of Huntington's disease

12 June 2017 - by Lea Goetz
Scientists have identified the first promising biomarker for Huntington's disease (HD) that could be harnessed in a simple blood test to predict disease onset and progression... [Read More]
 

Two blood cancers treated successfully with immunotherapy

12 June 2017 - by Ebtehal Moussa
Two trials of a new gene therapy have successfully treated blood cancers in patients who were unresponsive to standard treatment... [Read More]
 

Baby teeth suggest autism link with lead uptake in womb

05 June 2017 - by Lea Goetz
The risk of developing autism may be affected by mineral exposure in the womb, suggests a study in twins... [Read More]
 

Cancer-causing effect of common chemical pinpointed

05 June 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A common chemical found in household products could increase the risk of cancer by blocking the ability of cells to fix genetic flaws which lead to the disease... [Read More]
 

China plans embryonic stem cell trials for Parkinson's and blindness

05 June 2017 - by Emma Lamb
Two teams of doctors in China are to administer embryonic stem cell therapy from fertilised human embryos to treat different degenerative diseases... [Read More]
 

CRISPR genome editing may cause unintended mutations

05 June 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
CRISPR may introduce hundreds of unwanted mutations into the genome, a small study finds... [Read More]
 

Drinking tea alters women's epigenetics

05 June 2017 - by Cara Foley
Researchers have found that drinking tea may affect gene expression in women... [Read More]
 

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