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Human-animal chimeras: should other countries follow Japan's lead?
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Human-animal chimeras: should other countries follow Japan's lead?
2 September 2019 - by Dr Patrick Foong
Under the new Japanese guidelines, a Japanese scientist, Dr Hiromitsu Nakauchi, is the first to receive government approval to produce animal embryos that have human cells and transplant them into surrogate animals... [Read More]
No single 'gay gene' suggest genome studies
2 September 2019 - by Helen Robertson
The largest study to date into the genetic basis of sexuality has found that there is no single gene associated with same-sex sexual behaviour... [Read More]
Brain waves detected in lab-grown mini-brains for first time
2 September 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Human mini-brains grown from stem cells in the lab, have shown electrical activity on a par with that of premature, newborn baby brains... [Read More]
Trump plans to 'extract' DNA from undocumented immigrants
2 September 2019 - by Georgia Everett
The US administration wants to allow Customs and Border Protection to collect genetic material from undocumented immigrants in government custody, according to a leaked draft policy... [Read More]
Declaration on genome editing released by biotech companies
2 September 2019 - by Shaoni Bhattacharya
Companies harnessing genome-editing technology have announced their own declaration on the use of the technology... [Read More]
DNA mutation lets some people live healthily on less sleep
2 September 2019 - by Jen Willows
A gene variant has been discovered that allows carriers to function normally on less sleep than other people... [Read More]
Genome-editing tool offers hope for intractable genetic diseases
2 September 2019 - by Meghna Kataria
Scientists have developed a genome editing method that could one day be used to treat conditions such as progeria and Huntington’s disease... [Read More]
Book Review: Birth Rights and Wrongs: How Medicine and Technology are Remaking Reproduction and the Law
2 September 2019 - by Suzi Denton
In his new book, Professor Dov Fox shines a light on the harms that are done to fertility patients, and the lack of protection which the law in the USA affords them... [Read More]

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