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CONTENTS Issue #838 (8 February 2016)
COMMENT
NEWS DIGEST
REVIEWS
Book Review: The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe
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Sarah Norcross discusses the use of genome editing in human embryo research
8 February 2016 - by Sarah Norcross
The director of the Progress Educational Trust and commissioning editor of BioNews discusses genome editing in the local, national and international media... [Read More]
The distracting genome
8 February 2016 - by Julian Hitchcock
Last week the front pages and airwaves filled with well-written, balanced articles about a significant development in UK embryo research. There was, however, something missing: a story... [Read More]
US military to offer egg and sperm freezing to service members
8 February 2016 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
The US Department of Defense will offer to pay for active service members to have their sperm or eggs frozen in an effort to retain troops... [Read More]
Editas goes public despite CRISPR patent battle
8 February 2016 - by Cait McDonagh
A biotechnology company co-founded by two leading scientists involved in developing the genome-editing technology, CRISPR/Cas9, has gone public, raising over $94 million in its initial share offering... [Read More]
Genetic links to being a 'morning person', says 23andMe study
8 February 2016 - by Dr Barbara Kramarz
Scientists have used data from personal genomics company 23andMe to identify a set of genes that are linked to being a 'morning person'... [Read More]
Panel recommends FDA approval of mitochondrial donation
8 February 2016 - by Kirsty Oswald
Clinical investigations of mitochondrial donation are 'ethically permissable', says a panel of experts reporting to the US Food and Drug Administration... [Read More]
Gene identified in rare 'vibration allergy'
8 February 2016 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Scientists have identified a genetic mutation that causes a rare inherited allergy to vibration... [Read More]
Genetic discrimination lawsuit filed in the USA
8 February 2016 - by Ryan Ross
The parents of a child carrying genetic markers for cystic fibrosis are suing a school for alleged discrimination and unlawful disclosure of personal information... [Read More]
Fluorescent zebrafish shed light on the onset of cancer
8 February 2016 - by Helen Robertson
Researchers have visualised the onset of skin cancer at its earliest, single-cell stage for the first time... [Read More]
Woman brings lawsuit for failing to detect carrier status
8 February 2016 - by Antony Blackburn-Starza
A woman is suing healthcare professionals in the USA for failing to detect that she was a carrier of cystic fibrosis... [Read More]
Book Review: The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe
8 February 2016 - by Klaus Mitchell
Robert Klitzman explores the history and ethics of institutional review boards... [Read More]

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