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Glossary

Clone

An exact genetic replica of a living thing. Clones may occur naturally or, in the case of cloned animals and plants, be produced in the laboratory using somatic cell nuclear transfer technology; (in cell biology) a group of identical cells derived from the same cell.



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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]

Book Review: Experiments in Democracy - Human Embryo Research and the Politics of Bioethics

15 May 2017 - by Rachel Siden

Experiments in Democracy recounts the history of human embryo research debates in the United States while exploring how the democratic formulation of policy is impacted by complex relationships between science, bioethics, and the public... [Read More]

What's so special about the status of the embryo?

30 January 2017 - by Dr Jess Buxton

The fifth and final session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond' covered a range of perspectives on the status of the human embryo... [Read More]

Professor Sir Ian Wilmut in conversation with Dr Roger Highfield

16 January 2017 - by Dr Kirsty Horsey

The third session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference featured Professor Sir Ian Wilmut in conversation with Roger Highfield, former Telegraph science editor and now Director of External Affairs for the Science Museum Group... [Read More]

Book Review: Where Science and Ethics Meet – Dilemmas at the Frontiers of Medicine and Biology

21 November 2016 - by Cassandra Dighton

This introduction to ethics in medicine is no dreary textbook, but is a stimulating conversation starter and a welcome addition to any ethics bookshelf... [Read More]

Podcast Review: Ethics and Genetics – Opening the Book of Life

14 November 2016 - by Rachel Siden

This podcast from the Guardian's Science Weekly series is a good introduction to the ethical questions surrounding genetic technologies... [Read More]

The Mexican mitochondrial case and moral supremacy

10 October 2016 - by Giulia Cavaliere

The announcement of the first baby born using mitochondrial spindle transfer, one of the two techniques that allow the replacement of faulty mitochondrial DNA, caught the UK scientific and bioethics community by surprise... [Read More]

Growing sperm in the lab: an embryonic science

07 March 2016 - by Dr Dusko Ilic

A recent announcement that scientists had created functioning spermatozoids from mouse embryonic stem cells in the lab made quite a splash in the media. However, one key point seemed to be overlooked... [Read More]

The case against human cloning

28 September 2015 - by Brendan Foht

Compared to the frenzy over human cloning a decade ago, in recent years the issue has received very little political attention. But as the ongoing fights over CRISPR and mitochondrial replacement show, some of the underlying debates are still with us... [Read More]

Book Review: Biotechnology/Cloning and Stem Cells

07 September 2015 - by Rhys Baker

'What is Ethics?' A seemingly innocent question asked by a 14-year-old student in my first year as a teacher. I struggled for a reply. Since then, I have been on the lookout for any resource that clarifies this question... [Read More]

Poland passes IVF law

29 June 2015 - by Dr Rachel Brown

Poland's lower house of parliament has approved a bill that, for the first time, provides statutory regulation of IVF in the country... [Read More]

Book Review: Gene Jockeys - Life Science and the Rise of Biotech Enterprise

24 November 2014 - by Dr Ross Cloney

'Everybody has the same damn list.' It was with these words that Peter Farley, one time president of the biotechnology firm, Cetus, described the early days of commercial molecular biology. This race to clone, express and commercialise human genes is the focus of Nicolas Rasmussen's book... [Read More]

Book Review: Humanity Enhanced - Genetic Choice and the Challenge for Liberal Democracies

06 October 2014 - by James Storm

Russell Blackford's venture into heated human enhancement rhetoric feels very much like being plunged into the world of Andrew Niccol's 1997 film, Gattaca... [Read More]

Government is misleading public about mitochondrial donation, claim scientists

04 August 2014 - by Siobhan Chan

The UK Government has been accused of deliberately misleading the public in order to win approval over its plans to implement mitochondrial replacement techniques in IVF... [Read More]

TV Review: Orphan Black

19 May 2014 - by Dr Lucy Freem

Orphan Black is a fast-paced, nail-biting thriller about human cloning that raises questions about control of personal genetic information, the harms of non-invasive research and the nature of family... [Read More]

Insulin-producing cells created by cloning

06 May 2014 - by Dr Gabrielle Samuel

Researchers have transformed embryonic stem cells from a diabetic woman into insulin-producing beta cells, a study in Nature reports... [Read More]

TV Review: The £60,000 Puppy - Cloning Man's Best Friend

28 April 2014 - by Daniel Malynn

A weird mix of X Factor and Tomorrow's World, awash with sob stories used by the owners to justify the need to clone their dog, together with brief moments of explanation of the science and ethics of cloning... [Read More]

Unlocking the genetics of breast cancer

07 April 2014 - by Baroness Delyth Morgan

The news of Angelina Jolie's mastectomy last year brought breast cancer genetics, risk and prevention into the international spotlight. Her decision was only possible due to the efforts of researchers, over the past twenty years and more, to identify the inherited genetic mutations... [Read More]

Embryonic stem cell production breakthrough achieved in mice

31 March 2014 - by Dr Lanay Griessner

A technique to generate mouse embryonic stem cells could, if repeated in human cells, improve access to stem cells by using fertilised eggs that would previously have been discarded... [Read More]

Conservative MP says mitochondrial donation will produce 'genetically modified children'

17 March 2014 - by Dr Louisa Petchey

The Conservative MP for North East Somerset, Jacob Rees-Mogg, has said that mitochondrial donation will produce 'genetically modified children' with 'three parents', and was 'effectively cloning'... [Read More]

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Techniques and Applications of Molecular Biology
13 July 2009  Department of Biological Sciences, Gibbet Hill Campus, Gibbet Hill Road, University of Warwick, Coventry CV4 7AL
A course for those who wish to develop their understanding of genetic engineering techniques...


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Moving the Boundaries of Human Reproduction

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8 December 2017

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Professor Azim Surani

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Professor Robin Lovell-Badge

Sally Cheshire

Professor Guido Pennings

Katherine Littler

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Professor Richard Anderson

Dr Elizabeth Garner

Dr Jacques Cohen

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Vivienne Parry

Dr Helen O'Neill

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