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More silly talk of men having babies
13 September 1999 - by Juliet Tizzard
Since infertility specialist Robert Winston mentioned some months ago that it may one day be possible for men to be pregnant, he quickly regretted raising a topic that promises to have a very long media gestation. Now Professor Jurgis Grudzinskas of the Royal London Hospital has made the same mistake... [Read More]
New gene therapy approach
13 September 1999 - by BioNews
A new method of performing gene therapy may lead to human trials as soon as next year. Groundbreaking research, carried out on mice by Clifford Steer and colleagues at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis, has shown that it may be possible to fix faulty human genes, rather... [Read More]
Wellcome's biotech park could move abroad
13 September 1999 - by BioNews
After a meeting of the board of governors, the Wellcome Trust has abandoned its plans to extend the Hinxton biotechnology park in the wake of the government's decision to back South Cambridgeshire District Council's refusal to grant planning permission. A statement made it clear that 'The Trust will now explore... [Read More]
Biotech news
13 September 1999 - by BioNews
The BioIndustry Association (BIA), representative organisation for some 200 biotech companies, is to publish its own code of conduct. The draft code, scrutinised last week by the UK Science and Technology Committee, covers a range of issues, such as the appointment of non-executive directors, the release of information in a... [Read More]
Genetic basis for dyslexia traced
13 September 1999 - by BioNews
Scientists have identified the location of a gene for dyslexia, creating the possibility of screening and the early treatment of the disorder. An international team in Norway, Belgium and the US has narrowed the new gene's location to a short stretch of DNA on chromosome 2 by studying a large... [Read More]
Remarkable ectopic baby brings thoughts of male pregnancies
13 September 1999 - by BioNews
Doctors at Kings College Hospital in London made medical history by successfully delivering a baby which had grown outside of the womb. Triplet Ronan Ingram was delivered by caesarian section shortly after his two sisters had been taken out of their mother's womb. But unlike them, Ronan had grown outside... [Read More]

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