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Dr Rachel Huddart

 


BioNews News articles written by Dr Rachel Huddart:

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First primates clones using 'Dolly method' created in China

29 January 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Chinese scientists have announced the successful cloning of monkeys using the same method which produced Dolly the Sheep over 20 years ago... [Read More]

Loops or spirals? 150-year mystery of what happens to DNA in cell division solved

22 January 2018 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

How DNA is accurately split between cells when they divide has finally been solved by researchers... [Read More]

Mutation that stops people feeling pain found in Italian family

18 December 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

A newly identified genetic mutation causes members of an Italian family to be unable to feel pain and could lead to the development of new painkillers, research suggests... [Read More]

Dolly the cloned sheep did not age prematurely

27 November 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Fears that cloning caused Dolly the Sheep to have early-onset osteoarthritis are 'unfounded', according to new research... [Read More]

RNA editing tools could create new disease therapies

30 October 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

A new molecular tool to change individual letters in an RNA sequence may open up new possibilities for gene therapy... [Read More]

Screen all chromosomes in prenatal embryo testing, says study

04 September 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Current prenatal chromosome screening tests could miss rare chromosomal abnormalities and lead to inaccurate results... [Read More]

Americans becoming open to human genome editing

21 August 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

A new survey suggests that Americans are becoming more accepting of the use of genome editing in humans, and there is strong support for more public involvement in discussions on the technology... [Read More]

Pig breeding study may help human IVF success

24 July 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

US scientists have dramatically improved the in vitro maturation of pig egg cells, offering the possibility that similar successes could be achieved in humans... [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]

Scientists call for new ethical guidelines for 'synthetic embryos'

27 March 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart

Rapid advances in stem cell and embryo research are in danger of outstripping current ethical guidelines and new regulations are urgently needed, warn scientists in a report published this week... [Read More]

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