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CONTENTS Issue #949 (14 May 2018)
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Is genetic relatedness worth the risks and costs of mitochondrial replacement?
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Is genetic relatedness worth the risks and costs of mitochondrial replacement?
14 May 2018 - by Dr Owen Schaefer
Amid international debate on mitochondrial donation, Singapore's Bioethics Advisory Committee has prompted much discussion nationally over the issue... [Read More]
FDA seeks to shutdown two rogue stem cell clinics
14 May 2018 - by Paul Waldron
The US Food and Drug Administration is seeking to shut down two clinics offering treatments based on stem cells... [Read More]
10 new genetic tests available each day, US study finds
14 May 2018 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Every day, about 10 new genetic tests come to market in the US, a study has found... [Read More]
Gene protecting against leukaemia found in males
14 May 2018 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
Scientists have discovered the first male-only gene that appears to protect against cancers including leukaemia... [Read More]
Windfall of $500 million for genomics in Australia's federal budget
14 May 2018 - by Sarah Gregory
Genomics research in Australia is set to receive a large funding boost from the Government as part of its latest federal budget for health.... [Read More]
Genome editing could slow the growth of pancreatic cancer
14 May 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Researchers have slowed the growth of pancreatic cancer by harnessing genome editing to remove key molecules implicated in its spread... [Read More]
CRISPR study finds resistance mutations to key cancer drugs
14 May 2018 - by Hannah Tippett Simpson
DNA mutations that give tumours resistance to a new class of breakthrough breast and ovarian cancer drugs have been discovered... [Read More]

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