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Serving the Bridget Jones generation?
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Serving the Bridget Jones generation?
14 October 2002 - by Juliet Tizzard
This week's BioNews reports on a three month-old baby whose birth will become part of the medical history. Emily Perry was born after her mother Helen put her eggs into frozen storage, then had them thawed out, fertilised and transferred to her womb. As medical science has developed and laws... [Read More]
Cancer genes identified?
14 October 2002 - by BioNews
US researchers have identified a gene that could play a crucial role in non-hereditary (sporadic) breast cancer and lung cancer. Non-hereditary breast cancer, which arises following genetic changes acquired during a person's lifetime, accounts for over 90 per cent of cases of the disease. The gene, named DBC2, codes for... [Read More]
Go to work on an egg
14 October 2002 - by BioNews
The birth of the first baby conceived using a woman's own egg that had been frozen has been announced in the UK. Emily Perry, who is now three months old, was born from an egg that had been frozen and then thawed before fertilisation. This is the first time that... [Read More]
Sir John Sulston shares Nobel prize
14 October 2002 - by BioNews
Sir John Sulston, a British geneticist, is one of three scientists who will share this year's Nobel Prize in medicine and physiology. The prize recognises the scientists' discoveries concerning 'genetic regulation of organ development and programmed cell death'. Dr Sulston will share the $1 million prize with another British scientist... [Read More]
Parkinson's to be treated with genes
14 October 2002 - by BioNews
Trials of gene therapy in the treatment of Parkinson's disease are to begin in the US. The treatment has been authorised by the US Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) following publication of successful results in rats with a Parkinson's-like condition in the journal Science. The particular gene therapy that will... [Read More]
Human cloning application from Dolly scientist
14 October 2002 - by BioNews
Professor Ian Wilmut, the scientist behind the cloning of Dolly the sheep, is to make the first application to clone human embryos in the UK. If the Roslin Institute in Edinburgh approves his idea, it will then be considered by various committees of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA... [Read More]

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