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CONTENTS Issue #1093
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Podcast Review: A Brief History of CRISPR – How we learned to edit the genome
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The question of embryohood
4 May 2021 - by Professor David Jones
Students of bioethics sometimes imagine that the philosophical, moral and legal status of the human embryo is reducible to the single question: 'Is the human embryo a person?'... [Read More]
FILM: The Special Status of Mary Warnock – From Fertility Treatment to Embryo Research
4 May 2021 - by BioNews
This film documents a Progress Educational Trust event about the enduring legacy of the late Baroness Mary Warnock... [Read More]
Ageing impairs critical final egg maturation stage
4 May 2021 - by Dr Melanie Krause
Oocytes mature differently in older women, in a process that could contribute to a decrease in fertility, a study from scientists in Barcelona, Spain has shown... [Read More]
CRISPR genome editing corrects a Duchenne muscular dystrophy deletion mutation in mice
4 May 2021 - by Christina Burke
Two genome editing approaches can correct a variety of mutations associated with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, researchers have shown... [Read More]
New sequencing method for studying genetic changes in any human tissue
4 May 2021 - by Dr Charlott Repschlager
Scientists are able to study changes in single DNA molecules of any human tissue with unprecedented accuracy, for the first time... [Read More]
New algorithm developed to improve personalised cancer therapy
4 May 2021 - by Joseph Hawkins
A new algorithm could improve the personalisation of cancer medicine by recognising tumours which may be sensitive to specific treatments... [Read More]
Synthetic mouse embryos made with stem cells show differentiation
4 May 2021 - by Bethany Muller
Cells in synthetic mouse embryos have been shown to have gene expression profiles resembling those of the three initial cell lines of a mammalian embryo: the trophectoderm, epiblast and endoderm... [Read More]
Surrogacy couple win court costs after challenging hotel quarantine
4 May 2021 - by Blair Sowry
An Irish couple who challenged quarantine rules which could have prevented them returning home with their newborn baby, have been awarded legal costs by the High Court... [Read More]
Failure in sperm growth is linked to testicular cancer
4 May 2021 - by Dr George Janes
Early embryonic germ cells, which fail to develop into sperm cells, may later become testicular cancer cells, a study in mice has shown... [Read More]
Podcast Review: A Brief History of CRISPR – How we learned to edit the genome
4 May 2021 - by Devika Sooklall
This genetic society podcast gives us a brief look into the history of genome editing and the various techniques that have been developed that have led us to where we are today... [Read More]

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