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CONTENTS Issue #963
What does genome editing mean for Down's syndrome?
Game Review: Pandemic
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What does genome editing mean for Down's syndrome?
20 August 2018 - by Professor Robin Lovell-Badge
The recent Nuffield Council on Bioethics report 'Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Social and Ethical Issues' has been both welcomed and criticised... [Read More]
Special rules for US gene therapy trials relaxed
20 August 2018 - by Rikita Patel
US gene therapy trials will now be treated like other clinical trials, as the National Institutes for Health step back from regulating them... [Read More]
Report warns against universal screening of babies' genomes
20 August 2018 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
The universal screening of babies' genomes at birth is not 'inevitable', according to a new report from a US bioethics organisation... [Read More]
Risks of common diseases predicted from UK BioBank data
20 August 2018 - by Dr Helen Robertson
Researchers have developed a new way of analysing genomic data that may help identify disease risk much earlier than current predictors... [Read More]
Gene therapy kickstarts stem cells to help blind mice see
20 August 2018 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Scientists have partially restored sight in mice with congenital blindness by using gene therapy to activate retinal stem cells... [Read More]
Elephants' 'zombie gene' may give cancer insights
20 August 2018 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
For their large body size, elephants should get cancer a lot more often than they do – now a new study has found out why... [Read More]
Game Review: Pandemic
20 August 2018 - by Dr Alexander Ware
'Are you willing to bend the rules?' This is the first of many questions that you will be faced with in director John Bradburn's latest project with London's Science Museum: 'Pandemic', commissioned as part of the Frankenstein Festival... [Read More]

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