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CONTENTS Issue #978
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
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Podcast Review: Mike Stratton and cancer genes - The Life Scientific (BBC Radio 4)
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I remember where I was when I heard about the world's first genome-edited babies
3 December 2018 - by Dr Andy Greenfield
I remember where I was when I first heard about the deaths of Elvis and John Lennon, and about the planes that flew into the Twin Towers. Now, I can add to that list where I was when the news broke of the birth of two genome-edited babies. [Read More]
Genome editing in humans could become both ethical and prudent if properly regulated
3 December 2018 - by Professor John Harris
The announcement that Chinese scientists had genetically edited two embryos resulting in genome-edited human babies has occasioned outrage. My first reaction is that this action (if true) is both premature and reckless... [Read More]
BioNews CRISPR Appeal
3 December 2018 - by Sarah Norcross
This week the world's media has been gripped by the birth of what are purported to be the world's first genome-edited babies... [Read More]
Human placenta organoids grown outside womb
3 December 2018 - by Eleanor Lynam
Scientists have produced elaborate placenta-like organoids in a dish, which may aid in the research of pregnancy disorders... [Read More]
Mitochondrial DNA can be inherited from fathers
3 December 2018 - by Jennifer Willows
A new paper documents three unrelated families where paternal mitochondrial DNA is present in offspring... [Read More]
China halts controversial 'genome-edited babies' research
3 December 2018 - by Rachel Siden
Authorities in China are moving to suspend the research activities of the scientists who claim to have modified the genomes of twin girls with CRISPR-Cas9... [Read More]
Sperm counts halved in sons of smoking dads
3 December 2018 - by Georgia Everett
Men who smoked while their partners were pregnant have sons with lower sperm counts, according to a study in Sweden... [Read More]
First genes linked to ADHD discovered
3 December 2018 - by Martha Henriques
A study of 55,000 people has found the first regions of the genome linked to attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)... [Read More]
New crime of 'fertility fraud' proposed in Indiana
3 December 2018 - by Suzi Denton
A proposed bill in Indiana would make it a crime for a doctor to use his own sperm during fertility treatment without the patient's consent... [Read More]
Gene therapy eases Parkinson's by rewiring brain
3 December 2018 - by Caroline Casey
A gene therapy relieves Parkinson's disease symptoms by rewiring the brain circuits involved in movement... [Read More]
Woman sues UK hospital over Huntington's inheritance
3 December 2018 - by Eleanor Mackle
A lawsuit brought against a London hospital by a woman whose father's doctors failed to inform her of her risk of Huntington's disease could result in major changes to the laws surrounding patient confidentiality... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Mike Stratton and cancer genes - The Life Scientific (BBC Radio 4)
3 December 2018 - by Nana Mensah
Question: can you name a single breast cancer gene? If we surveyed the public, BRCA would be my bet for the most common reply... [Read More]

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