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800 editions and still going strong
5 May 2015 - by Sarah Norcross
Welcome to the 800th edition of BioNews... [Read More]
Eight questions for Anne Wojcicki, CEO and co-founder of 23andMe
5 May 2015 - by BioNews
For the 800th issue of BioNews, we asked Anne Wojcicki eight questions about personal genomics company 23andMe...

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Scientists probe the genetics of ageing
5 May 2015 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
A genetic driver of the ageing process has been discovered by creating cells that mimic Werner's syndrome, a very rare disease that causes premature ageing... [Read More]
Earthquake throws spotlight on Israeli use of Nepalese surrogacy
5 May 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
Israel has evacuated a number of babies born to Israeli parents and surrogate mothers in Nepal, in the wake of the earthquake which killed at least 7500 people... [Read More]
Stem cell therapy for eye disease shows potential
5 May 2015 - by Dr Greg Ball
Retinal cells derived from human embryonic stem cells have been successfully transplanted into four Korean patients with macular degeneration... [Read More]
NIH 'will not fund gene editing of human embryos'
5 May 2015 - by Ayala Ochert
The US National Institutes of Health has issued a firm statement that it will not fund any research involving gene-editing technologies in human embryos... [Read More]
Cas9 inhibits hepatitis C in human cells
5 May 2015 - by Dr James Heather
US researchers have used the CRISPR/Cas9 system to target hepatitis C infection in human cells... [Read More]
TV star in dispute over frozen embryos
5 May 2015 - by Dr Victoria Burchell
The ex-fiancé of Sofía Vergara, star of TV show Modern Family, is suing her for custody of their frozen embryos... [Read More]
Radio Review: Credit Card Baby
5 May 2015 - by Daniel Malynn
Annie Caulfield's play has some truly touching moments and clever insights into egg donation... [Read More]

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