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CRISPR pioneer Doudna opens COVID-19 testing lab
6 April 2020 - by Julianna Photopoulos
Academic and industry researchers led by Professor Jennifer Doudna, a pioneer of CRISPR genome editing, have opened a new COVID-19 testing centre at University of California (UC) Berkeley... [Read More]
Neighbour cells implicated in colorectal cancer
6 April 2020 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
A new study characterising the microenvironment of colorectal cancers has revealed a distinct population of cells, residing next to tumour-initiating stem cells, which themselves promote the start of tumour growth in the colon... [Read More]
Over 50 types of cancer diagnosed with new blood test
6 April 2020 - by Charlott Repschlager
A new blood test has been found to detect over 50 types of cancer, using a machine learning algorithm system and circulating tumour DNA... [Read More]
UK woman wins claim for NHS to pay US surrogacy costs
6 April 2020 - by Jen Willows
A UK woman has won her case in the UK Supreme Court against an NHS hospital for the cost of surrogacy in California... [Read More]
Coronavirus may be transmitted in the womb
30 March 2020 - by Christina Burke
New evidence suggests coronavirus transmission from mother-to-baby may be possible in the womb... [Read More]
Scientists rejuvenate old stem cells
30 March 2020 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
Researchers have returned stem cells from older donors to a more youthful biological state... [Read More]
Stress impacts sperm and brain development of offspring
30 March 2020 - by Georgia Everett
Prolonged paternal stress may impact the composition of sperm and have far-reaching effects on any resulting offspring... [Read More]
Surrogate families separated by coronavirus travel restrictions
30 March 2020 - by Suzi Denton
The COVID-19 pandemic is preventing many families expecting children through international surrogacy from being present for the birth, or from bringing their child home... [Read More]
UK whole genome sequence alliance to map spread of coronavirus
30 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
The UK Government and its chief scientific adviser, Sir Patrick Vallance, have backed research to map how COVID-19 spreads and behaves by using whole genome sequencing... [Read More]
Coronavirus testing support offered by the Francis Crick Institute
23 March 2020 - by Alegria Vaz Mouyal
More than 300 scientists at the Francis Crick Institute in London have volunteered their services to carry out coronavirus tests in their labs... [Read More]
CRISPR can now target RNA - including coronavirus genome
23 March 2020 - by Dr Jay Stone
A new CRISPR-based technology can target RNA in human cells, including the RNA-based genome of the coronavirus... [Read More]
Egg enzyme unpacks paternal genome
23 March 2020 - by Eleanor Taylor
Researchers trying to understand what happens in the first moments after fertilisation have discovered that an enzyme previously studied in colon cancer plays a key role... [Read More]
Fertility clinics asked to suspend treatment due to coronavirus
23 March 2020 - by Christina Burke
New guidance has called for fertility clinics in the UK to minimise treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic... [Read More]
Help others to be mothers: PET's #ExtendTheLimit campaign relaunches for Mother's Day
23 March 2020 - by Dr Catherine Hill
PET's #ExtendTheLimit petition to change the ten-year storage limit on social egg freezing relaunched ahead of Mother's Day with the key message: help others to be mothers... [Read More]
Predicting patients benefits from new ovarian cancer treatment
23 March 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
Analysing the tumour genome and cancer microenvironment can predict an ovarian cancer patient's response to a novel immune-PARP combination treatment, according to a new study... [Read More]
Belfast Trust postpones fertility treatment due to coronavirus
16 March 2020 - by Rachel Siden
Fertility treatments for 33 patients have been postponed at Belfast's Regional Fertility Centre due to COVID-19... [Read More]
'London patient' declared cured of HIV after three years
16 March 2020 - by Jennifer Frosch
Three years after receiving a stem cell transplant, a man from London is the second patient in history to be cured of HIV, doctors report... [Read More]
Microbial DNA in blood may help diagnose cancer
16 March 2020 - by Dr Jay Stone
Different types and stages of cancer may cause unique microbial DNA signatures that can be detected in the blood, according to new research published in Nature... [Read More]
New genetic test could identify 'high risk' bone marrow cancer patients
16 March 2020 - by Christina Burke
A new way of identifying high-risk bone marrow cancer may help predict which patients will have more aggressive disease... [Read More]
Unproven report linking coronavirus to male infertility removed
16 March 2020 - by Laura Riggall
A report published online that suggests the novel coronavirus may lead to male infertility has now been removed... [Read More]
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