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Dozens of new gene targets for cancer immunotherapy found

14 August 2017 - by Ebtehal Moussa
Over a 100 new genes that may be essential for cancer immunotherapy to work have been identified using a new CRISPR-based screen... [Read More]
 

EPO awards CRISPR patent to European biotech

14 August 2017 - by Ryan Ross
German-based company MilliporeSigma has announced that the European Patent Office intends to approve its CRISP patent for use on eukaryotic cells... [Read More]
 

Faster diagnosis hope for mitochondrial disease

14 August 2017 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A new approach to genetic analysis may lead to a faster way to diagnose mitochondrial disease... [Read More]
 

FDA reprimands US doctor trying to commercialise MRT

14 August 2017 - by Georgia Everett
The Food and Drug Administration has warned a US fertility doctor to stop marketing mitochondrial replacement therapy (MRT) – a technique involving the creation of an embryo with DNA from three people.
 

NHS cutbacks worsen IVF 'postcode lottery' in England

14 August 2017 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Funding cuts by the UK's National Health Service has meant that 13 areas in England have restricted or halted IVF treatment since the start of 2017, according to Fertility Network UK... [Read More]
 

Parliamentary panel suggests liberal reforms to India surrogacy bill

14 August 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
A number of liberal reforms to the Surrogacy Regulation Bill 2016 have been proposed by India's parliamentary Standing Committee on Health and Family Welfare... [Read More]
 

Pig organ transplants a step closer as CRISPR removes viruses

14 August 2017 - by Cara Foley
Ancient viral genes have been eliminated from pigs using the genome editing tool CRISPR, according to research... [Read More]
 

RNA editing with CRISPR could treat genetic diseases

14 August 2017 - by Emma Lamb and Annabel Slater
Scientists have repurposed CRISPR to target the repetitive RNA sequences responsible for several genetic diseases... [Read More]
 

Australian nurse jailed for illegal Cambodian surrogacy

07 August 2017 - by Jennifer Willows
An Australian nurse has been given a prison sentence after being found guilty of running an illegal surrogacy service in Cambodia... [Read More]
 

Disease-causing mutation edited out of human embryos

07 August 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
Scientists have published their study confirming they are the first to correct a disease-causing mutation in human embryos using genome editing... [Read More]
 

Gene therapy skin grafts for obesity and diabetes

07 August 2017 - by Annabel Slater
A proof-of-concept study in mice has demonstrated how skin grafts could deliver gene therapy for obesity and diabetes... [Read More]
 

International genetics groups advocate germline CRISPR research

07 August 2017 - by Dr Greg Ball
Research into human germline genome editing should continue, recommends an international group of 11 human genetics organisations... [Read More]
 

Israel court postpones judgment on 'discriminatory' surrogacy law

07 August 2017 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
An Israeli Supreme Court justice has criticised the country's laws on surrogacy as 'apparently discriminatory', while postponing a long-awaited ruling on a surrogacy petition pending draft legislation...
 

IVF treatment may be restricted to 30-35s

07 August 2017 - by Sarah Pritchard
Clinical Commissioning Groups in the Bristol region are the first to propose restricting NHS-funded IVF treatment to women aged 30 to 35 years... [Read More]
 

NgAgo is a no-go

07 August 2017 - by Rachel Siden
The original paper promoting a new genome editing technology known as Natronobacterium gregoryi Argonaute (NgAgo) has been retracted... [Read More]
 

CRISPR patent dispute ramps up with filing of court appeal

31 July 2017 - by Dr Rachel Brown
The University of California has moved to appeal a decision of the US Patent Trial and Appeal Board over the use of CRISPR in eukaryotic cells... [Read More]
 

Gene therapy reverses muscular dystrophy in dogs in world first

31 July 2017 - by Jenny Sharpe
A safe and effective gene therapy treating Duchenne muscular dystrophy in dogs has been demonstrated... [Read More]
 

Multiple rounds of IVF increase chance of success

31 July 2017 - by Annabel Slater
IVF success rates increase with multiple rounds... [Read More]
 

Scientists use RNAi to create gene map of 'cancer dependencies'

31 July 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A comprehensive map of genes crucial to tumour cell survival has been created by researchers... [Read More]
 

Supercomputer overcomes key cancer genomics bottleneck

31 July 2017 - by Rikita Patel
The IBM Watson supercomputer can analyse 160 hours' worth of genomic data in just ten minutes... [Read More]
 

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