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CONTENTS Issue #995
Germline in the sand: where should we draw the boundaries for genome editing?
Podcast Review: Beyond Today – Should egg freezing be free?
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Germline in the sand: where should we draw the boundaries for genome editing?
15 April 2019 - by Jen Willows
Genome editing was the subject up for discussion at the Progress Educational Trust's 'Germline in the Sand' event, held at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh on 19 March 2019. The discussion, which was supported by the Scottish Government sought to explore the scientific and ethical boundaries of genome editing, and what place this technology should have within our society... [Read More]
Scientists insert human genes into monkey brains
15 April 2019 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
Monkeys with an inserted human gene involved in brain development performed better on cognitive tasks, a new study has found... [Read More]
First baby born in mitochondrial donation for infertility trial
15 April 2019 - by Catherine Heffner
A baby conceived via IVF using genetic information from three people has been born to a mother not affected by mitochondrial disease... [Read More]
Cancer gene targets found and ranked using CRISPR
15 April 2019 - by Charlotte Spicer
UK scientists have used genome-editing to identify hundreds of potential drug targets for new cancer treatments... [Read More]
First birth after robotic uterus transplant in Sweden
15 April 2019 - by Martha Henriques
The first baby to be born after their mother received a robot-operated womb transfer has been delivered in Sweden... [Read More]
Sydney Brenner, geneticist and Nobel laureate, dies aged 92
15 April 2019 - by Dr Kimberley Bryon-Dodd
Professor Sydney Brenner, a pioneering molecular biologist and Nobel prize winner, has died at the age of 92... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Beyond Today – Should egg freezing be free?
15 April 2019 - by Jakki Magowan
Beyond Today is a BBC Radio 4 podcast series that aims to engage young people in current news topics. Harriet Noble, one of the show's producers, tackles fertility in this 22-minute programme after pondering whether she should pay to freeze her eggs... [Read More]

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