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Issue 911 (31 July 2017)

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FILM: What Next for Genomics?
31 July 2017 - by BioNews
This film documents the Progress Educational Trust/Genomics England event 'What Next for Genomics? Providing Answers, Changing Lives, Transforming the NHS', which launched the Chief Medical Officer's report Generation Genome... [Read More]

News Digest

Western sperm counts fall by half in past 40 years
31 July 2017 - by Dr Katie Howe
Sperm counts of men in developed nations have fallen by 52 percent in the last 40 years... [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]
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]
US lab may have edited human embryos for first time
31 July 2017 - by Charlotte Spicer
Scientists in the US may have successfully used genome editing in human embryos to correct disease mutations, according to a report by MIT Technology Review... [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]
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]
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]


Radio Review: The Inquiry - Is Gene Editing Out of Control?
31 July 2017 - by Cara Foley
The broadcast by BBC World Service is split into four parts, each with an assigned 'expert witness'. The first chapter tackles 'The Language of Life', aiming to elucidate exactly what DNA, genes and genome editing are... [Read More]



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