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CRISPR pioneer Doudna opens COVID-19 testing lab
6 April 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Academic and industry researchers led by Professor Jennifer Doudna, a pioneer of CRISPR genome editing, have opened a new COVID-19 testing centre at University of California (UC) Berkeley... [Read More]
Neighbour cells implicated in colorectal cancer
6 April 2020 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A new study characterising the microenvironment of colorectal cancers has revealed a distinct population of cells, residing next to tumour-initiating stem cells, which themselves promote the start of tumour growth in the colon... [Read More]
Over 50 types of cancer diagnosed with new blood test
6 April 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
A new blood test has been found to detect over 50 types of cancer, using a machine learning algorithm system and circulating tumour DNA... [Read More]
FILM: Frozen Fertility - The Challenges of Storing Eggs, Sperm and Embryos (Part 4)
6 April 2020 - by BioNews
The fourth in a series of films documenting a recent Progress Educational Trust/Scottish Government event on medical, ethical, legal, social and policy aspects of cryopreservation, featuring a presentation by Rachel Cutting of the HFEA... [Read More]
Ovarian reserve testing: Should it be used as a decision making tool?
6 April 2020 - by Moira Kyweluk
There is increased concern regarding delaying parenthood and age-related fertility decline, particularly for women, throughout the US and UK... [Read More]
The UK Supreme Court awards damages for commercial surrogacy
6 April 2020 - by Louisa Ghevaert
A legal watershed occurred on 1 April 2020 when the UK Supreme Court handed down its judgment in the case of Whittington Hospital NHS Trust v XX. In doing so, it marked an important development and intersection of medical negligence, fertility and surrogacy law in the UK... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Episode 3: The Gene Gap - Can we trust science to police itself?
6 April 2020 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
The perception of science and its potential benefits for medical progress varies greatly within society, and depends on someone's ethnic or cultural background, as well as their level of scientific knowledge and understanding... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Episode 2: The Gene Gap - Who decides what should happen next?
30 March 2020 - by Dr Alexander Ware
Why aren't more people involved in the discussion surrounding how genome editing should be used?... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Episode 1: The Gene Gap - What does it mean to be human?
23 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a parent of a child with Down's syndrome?... [Read More]