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CONTENTS Issue #1094
Podcast Review: Humanity's Awesome, Terrifying Take-Over of Evolution
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Human/monkey chimeric embryos: context and questions
10 May 2021 - by Professor Henry T Greely
On 15 April 2021, the journal Cell published a paper reporting the creation of part monkey, part human embryos... [Read More]
FILM: Sarah Norcross in conversation with Sally Cheshire
10 May 2021 - by BioNews
An in-depth conversation between Sarah Norcross (director of the Progress Educational Trust) and Sally Cheshire (outgoing chair of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority)... [Read More]
First stage of human embryo development created with lab-grown stem cells
10 May 2021 - by David O'Rourke
Human blastocysts have been created in a simple, efficient way from stem cells grown in a lab... [Read More]
Women with BRCA mutations have lower ovarian reserve
10 May 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Breast cancer susceptibility genes influence the length of some women's fertile period, according to a global meta-analysis… [Read More]
Genetics of the fetus and placenta control developmental abnormalities
10 May 2021 - by Dr Joanne Delange
Developmental abnormalities, including those leading to miscarriage and autism, are controlled by the genetics of the fetus and placenta... [Read More]
Retron genome editing approach is faster and easier than CRISPR
10 May 2021 - by Rachel Siden
A new genome editing approach may be faster and simpler than CRISPR... [Read More]
PARP inhibitor is most effective in ovarian cancer patients with DNA repair mutations
10 May 2021 - by Emma Bunting
New research suggests mutations in multiple DNA repair genes can determine how well ovarian cancer patients will respond to the PARP inhibitor, rucaparib... [Read More]
Sensing changes in DNA structure implicated in disease
10 May 2021 - by Martha Roberts
A 'chemical nose' can detect the quadruple-stranded DNA associated with diseases such as cancer... [Read More]
Potential genetic target for leukaemia treatment identified
10 May 2021 - by Isobel Steer
The biological mechanism linking a certain gene mutation with poor prognosis in acute myeloid leukaemia has been discovered... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Humanity's Awesome, Terrifying Take-Over of Evolution
10 May 2021 - by Dr Alexander Ware
This is something of a meta-review, as the podcast is purportedly a review of a book. The podcast is primarily a gently meandering discussion between journalist and author... [Read More]

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