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Anneesa Amjad

Anneesa Amjad is a former Volunteer Writer at BioNews.

BioNews Review articles written by Anneesa Amjad:
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Podcast Review: The Primitive Streak
24 October 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
In this podcast, Radiolab presenter Molly Webster explores the origins of the 14-day rule – the internationally agreed two-week time constraint on growing embryos in a lab... [Read More]

BioNews News articles written by Anneesa Amjad:
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China begins first CRISPR human therapy trial
21 November 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
Chinese scientists have injected CRISPR/Cas9 gene-edited cells into a human for the first time... [Read More]
Swedish scientist edits genomes of healthy human embryos
26 September 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
A scientist in Sweden has become the first to edit genes in healthy human embryos... [Read More]
Bioethical framework for human-animal embryo research proposed
5 September 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
A prominent bioethicist in the USA has suggested that most of the ethical concerns surrounding the creation of animal-human chimera embryos using human pluripotent stem cells could be reasonably addressed... [Read More]
Most Americans worried about genome editing, survey finds
1 August 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
A survey has found that a majority of adults in the USA are worried about the potential use of genome-editing technologies to give children a reduced risk of disease... [Read More]
British biotech firm buys up Sardinian DNA biobank to research ageing
25 July 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
A British biotech company has purchased a biobank containing the genetic information of almost 13,000 genealogically linked residents from the region of Ogliastre in Sardinia... [Read More]
Dutch government seeks to allow creation of human embryos for research
6 June 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
The Dutch government is planning to change the law to allow for the creation of human embryos for research... [Read More]
Stem cell scientists issue new guidelines to cover embryo editing
16 May 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
An international body representing stem cell scientists has included human genome editing in its updated guidance on the manipulation of stem cells and their use in therapy... [Read More]
Two genes linked to higher chance of having twins
3 May 2016 - by Anneesa Amjad
A study has identified two gene variants that increase the likelihood of a woman having twins and could explain why twins appears to run in families... [Read More]