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Artificial mitochondria generate energy and save damaged cells
27 September 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
Artificial mitochondria capable of releasing energy, which can be used to repair damaged cells, have been created, claim a team of researchers... [Read More]
Embryo-like structures created out of human stem cells
27 September 2021 - by Christina Burke
A new model of the human embryo made from stem cells has been developed by researchers in the USA... [Read More]
First genome editing treatment for HIV enters clinical trials
27 September 2021 - by Abbie Harper
A CRISPR-based therapy developed as a potential cure for HIV has been approved for human clinical trials by the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]
Regional differences affect access to fertility preservation for children with cancer
27 September 2021 - by David O'Rourke
Young people with cancer in the UK face a postcode lottery leaving many at risk of missing out on the chance to have children... [Read More]
Surrogacy on the rise in England and Wales
27 September 2021 - by Eleanor Gallegos
The number of parents using surrogacy to build their families is rising in England and Wales... [Read More]
Two-drug approach could offer hope to ovarian cancer patients
27 September 2021 - by Jen Willows
A clinical trial combining two cancer therapies has shown promising results in patients with low grade serous ovarian cancer... [Read More]
Autism study on hold after concerns about genetic data use
20 September 2021 - by Sylvie Armstrong
A major autism study┬áhas been paused over ethical concerns... [Read More]
Over one million potential genome-editing enzymes discovered in microbes
20 September 2021 - by Dr Rosie Morley
Researchers looking for evolutionary ancestors of enzymes used in the CRISPR genome-editing approach have uncovered over one million potential genome-editing enzymes... [Read More]
Pancreatic organoids grown on synthetic structure give insight into cancer
20 September 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
Pancreatic organoids, grown using a newly developed gel, have enabled scientists to better understand pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
Patient sues gynaecologist who used his own sperm in her mother's treatment
20 September 2021 - by Ruth Retassie
A woman who discovered that her gynaecologist was her biological father has filed a lawsuit against him for fraud and malpractice... [Read More]
Preimplantation signalling system discovered in human embryos
20 September 2021 - by Laxmee Ramkhelawon
Human embryos can show an innate immune response when exposed to pathogens, as early as day five, researchers in the UK have found... [Read More]
Rejuvenation of stem cell epigenome offers osteoporosis hope
20 September 2021 - by Dr Charlotte Douglas
The mechanism responsible for changes in bone function during ageing has been found to be hidden within the epigenome, opening possibilities for bone rejuvenation and treatment... [Read More]
Functional sperm developed from mouse pluripotent stem cells
13 September 2021 - by Purvi Shah
Researchers in Japan have successfully demonstrated the development of functional sperm cells that developed into fertile offspring from pluripotent embryonic stem cells, in mice... [Read More]
Gene identified that plays a key role in severity of colon cancer
13 September 2021 - by Manon Everard
A lack of a specific gene in immune cells of patients with colon cancer has been linked with a much more dangerous form of the disease... [Read More]
Mini CRISPR-associated protein developed by bioengineers
13 September 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Potential applications of CRISPR could be broadened by a new miniature version of the genome editing approach... [Read More]
Mitochondrial sensors highlight the role of exercise in avoiding chronic disease
13 September 2021 - by Bethany Muller
New research detailing how mitochondria maintain proper function could lead to improved treatments for conditions such as Alzheimer's and diabetes... [Read More]
NIFTY non-invasive prenatal test scrutinised over links to Chinese military
13 September 2021 - by Christina Burke
Health regulators in five countries are investigating non-invasive prenatal test NIFTY, over data protection concerns.... [Read More]
Safety demonstrated for blood stem cell transplants in children
13 September 2021 - by Dr Helen Robertson
Blood stem cell transplants do not lead to changes in the DNA of the transplanted cells, a discovery demonstrating their safety has shown... [Read More]
Confusion over what GDPR legislation means for genomic data
6 September 2021 - by Georgia Everett
Reconciling the need to share genomic data to improve public health with General Data Protection Regulation legislation is complex, an abstract presented at the European Human Genetics Conference 2021 in August has shown... [Read More]
Early embryo cell fate discovered with whole genome sequencing
6 September 2021 - by Tsvetana Stoilova
Researchers have successfully decoded the human embryogenesis process by tracking somatic mutations in adult tissues. [Read More]
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