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CONTENTS Issue #821
COMMENT
The case against human cloning
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
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The case against human cloning
28 September 2015 - by Brendan Foht
Compared to the frenzy over human cloning a decade ago, in recent years the issue has received very little political attention. But as the ongoing fights over CRISPR and mitochondrial replacement show, some of the underlying debates are still with us... [Read More]
Mutations may predict breast cancer relapse
28 September 2015 - by Neil Stoker
Researchers have identified genetic differences in breast cancers that relapse and those that do not, suggesting that the finding could be used to help doctors identify patients most at risk of their cancer returning... [Read More]
Researchers 'plumb in' lab-grown kidneys
28 September 2015 - by Dr Greg Ball
Researchers in Japan have found a way to overcome a major obstacle to using stem-cell grown kidneys in animals... [Read More]
Clomiphene outperforms new treatment for unexplained fertility
28 September 2015 - by Arit Udoh
A study shows that treatment of unexplained infertility with the standard treatment clomiphene results in more live births, and a lower risk of multiple births, than a potential new drug letrozole... [Read More]
STAP stem-cell findings were result of contamination
28 September 2015 - by Rebecca Carr
Researchers investigating the purported creation of 'STAP' cells have confirmed that the pluripotent cells were in fact derived from embryonic stem (ES) cells... [Read More]
NHS England sets out personalised medicine strategy
28 September 2015 - by Kirsty Oswald
NHS England's national medical director, Sir Bruce Keogh, has outlined how the organisation's approach to personalised medicine will develop over the coming years and expand beyond the work of the 100,000 Genomes Project... [Read More]
UK Biobank data reveals new associations between smoking and lung cancer
28 September 2015 - by Antony Starza-Allen
Health and genetic data from the UK Biobank has revealed new genetic associations between smoking and lung cancer, including five areas of DNA for the first time associated with heavy smoking. [Read More]
TV Review: Countdown to Life, The Extraordinary Making of You - The First Eight Weeks
28 September 2015 - by Professor Sandy Raeburn
About forty years ago meetings of the London Dysmorphology Club were held at Great Ormond Street Hospital. This club set out to document the clinical features of childhood congenital disorders and to give as precise a label as possible to the underlying conditions, most of which were extremely rare.... [Read More]
Video Review: Data in the 100,000 Genomes Project
28 September 2015 - by Sarah Pritchard
Genomics England has produced a short animated film to explain exactly what happens to the data it is collecting as part of the 100,000 Genomes Project. After watching it, I feel that I know exactly where my data would go if I was to take part in the project, and that they would be guarded like the crown jewels... [Read More]

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