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The past and future of regulation of biomedicine
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The past and future of regulation of biomedicine
10 September 2001 - by Juliet Tizzard
Since there is little to comment upon in this week's news, may we take this opportunity to give an advance notice about a forthcoming conference organised by Progress Educational Trust. It has been 10 years since the UK's Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority came into existence. The HFEA and the... [Read More]
More stem cell problems in US
10 September 2001 - by BioNews
The first of three hearings about the Bush administration's stem cell policy took place in front of the US Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee last week. Following the news that not all of the 64 stem cell lines identified by Bush as eligible to receive federal funding may... [Read More]
Celebrity gossip
10 September 2001 - by BioNews
Last week TV celebrity chef Jamie Oliver announced that he and his wife Jules are expecting a baby. The pregnancy comes after six months of fertility drugs and hormone treatment for polycystic ovary syndrome, a rare condition that causes some fertility problems as those who suffer from it cannot release... [Read More]
Stem cells make blood
10 September 2001 - by BioNews
Human embryonic stem cells have been made to turn into blood cells by a team of American scientists. The researchers, based at the University of Wisconsin, hope that the breakthrough will give scientists better understanding of how blood develops and eventually enable lab-grown blood to be made for use in... [Read More]
News from around the world
10 September 2001 - by BioNews
By cloning a litter of pigs, a Texan university has become the world's first academic institution to have successfully cloned three different species of mammal. The College of Veterinary Medicine at the Texas A&M University had previously cloned cattle and goats. The Paris Institut Curie, one of the world's... [Read More]
New in gene therapy
10 September 2001 - by BioNews
Angina pain can be controlled using gene therapy, scientists have found. Patients with severe heart disease who were not eligible for heart bypass operations, and who took up to 40 tablets per day for their angina, were given gene therapy straight into the heart muscles. At the end of the... [Read More]

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