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CONTENTS Issue #1108
Report recommends more scrutiny for direct-to-consumer genomic tests
Book Review: Human Germline Genome Modification and the Right To Science
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Report recommends more scrutiny for direct-to-consumer genomic tests
16 August 2021 - by Rachel Horton and Professor Anneke Lucassen
Direct-to-consumer genomic testing is a thriving market – for example by June 2020, 23andMe had sold over a quarter of a million testing kits in the UK... [Read More]
CRISPR-based COVID-19 diagnostic detects variants
16 August 2021 - by Bernie Owusu-Yaw
CRISPR-based diagnostic test has been designed that can be used at home to detect SARS-CoV-2 and multiple variants from saliva within one hour... [Read More]
Disease-causing sperm mutations identified in one in 15 men
16 August 2021 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
A recent study has found that as many as one in 15 men carry mutations in their sperm that could impact the health of their children... [Read More]
Parkinson's disease genes involved in mitochondrial recycling
16 August 2021 - by Anna Wernick
Genes linked to hereditary Parkinson's disease have been found to play a role in recycling mitochondrial products to generate new mitochondria... [Read More]
Gene-silencing nanocapsules could treat asthma
16 August 2021 - by Semyon Bodian
A new treatment that uses nanocapsules to silence a gene responsible for allergic asthmatic reactions has been developed by scientists... [Read More]
Inflammatory arthritis could be linked to male infertility
16 August 2021 - by David O'Rourke
Men who are diagnosed with inflammatory arthritis before the age of 40 are less likely to want children and more likely to be unable to have them... [Read More]
More positive results from CRISPR trial for sickle cell and thalassaemia
16 August 2021 - by Dr Charlotte Douglas
A genome-editing-based gene therapy for blood diseases sickle cell disease and beta-thalassaemia continues to be effective more than two years after treatment... [Read More]
Book Review: Human Germline Genome Modification and the Right To Science
16 August 2021 - by Jen Willows
Genome editing – it's something we report on almost every week in BioNews in one form or another, and CRISPR has become a media buzzword... [Read More]

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