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CONTENTS Issue #952
In depth: Our first look at the human development 'organiser cells'
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In depth: Our first look at the human development 'organiser cells'
4 June 2018 - by Dr Dusko Ilic
Almost a century ago, Professor Hans Spemann, a German biologist from the University of Freiburg, and his PhD student Hilde Mangold defined a group of cells in newt embryos that triggered development of the central nervous system... [Read More]
First fetus to be enrolled in stem-cell transplant trial
4 June 2018 - by Dr Nicoletta Charolidi
The first in utero stem cell transplant trial has welcomed its first baby - born after being treated in the womb with her mother's stem cells... [Read More]
CRISPR scientists win prestigious $1m Kavli award
4 June 2018 - by Jen Willows
Three scientists will share the US$1 million 2018 Kavli prize in Nanoscience 'for the invention of CRISPR-Cas9, a precise nanotool for editing DNA, causing a revolution in biology, agriculture, and medicine'... [Read More]
Canadian MP's bill to decriminalise surrogacy and donor payments
4 June 2018 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
A private member's bill aims to decriminalise payments for sperm, eggs and surrogacy in Canada... [Read More]
Silencing a prostate cancer gene kills tumour cells
4 June 2018 - by Dr Massimo Ganassi
A recent study identifies a new molecule as a potential target for prostate cancer therapy... [Read More]
Three genes give evolutionary insights into human brain size
4 June 2018 - by Ewa Zotow
Scientists have found a set of genes that may explain the unusually large size of the human brain in comparison with other apes... [Read More]
Liquid biopsy test offers hope for ten cancers
4 June 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
A new blood test which can detect ten cancers at an early stage is offering hope as a way to screen for multiple cancers... [Read More]

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