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CONTENTS Issue #885
Genome editing: CRISPR at the cutting edge
Podcast Review: Naked Genetics - All Human Life Is Here
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Genome editing: CRISPR at the cutting edge
23 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater
The fourth session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond' delved into the new genome-editing technique CRISPR/Cas9 and what it means for embryo research... [Read More]
Infertile couple have baby using mitochondrial donation
23 January 2017 - by Antony Starza-Allen
A baby has been born in the Ukraine following the use of an experimental IVF procedure known as mitochondrial donation... [Read More]
Almost half of UK public support extending 14 day rule
23 January 2017 - by Anna Leida
A recent YouGov poll has shown that almost half of the general public is in favour of legalising research on embryos up to 28 days old... [Read More]
Smartphone DNA sequencer developed
23 January 2017 - by Kulraj Singh Bhangra
Scientists have created a smartphone microscope attachment that can image and analyse DNA sequences... [Read More]
Little exercise and sedentary lifestyle ages DNA
23 January 2017 - by Matthew Thomas
Older women who take little exercise and live a more sedentary lifestyle have disproportionately older DNA, researchers have found... [Read More]
'Education genes' linked to lower fertility are declining
23 January 2017 - by Rachel Reeves
Genes linked to attaining higher levels of education are declining... [Read More]
Stem cells reprogrammed to resemble fertilised eggs
23 January 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Researchers have successfully turned stem cells into 'totipotent' cells, with characteristics resembling those of fertilised eggs... [Read More]
UK Parliament debates regulation of fertility funding
23 January 2017 - by Dr Rachel Montgomery
Steve McCabe MP has led a parliamentary debate on the variable provision of fertility treatments across the UK, calling for a revision to how fertility services are funded and provided... [Read More]
Podcast Review: Naked Genetics - All Human Life Is Here
23 January 2017 - by Rachel Siden
In this podcast, Professor Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and Sarah Norcross discuss the current UK ban on researching human embryos in the lab for longer than 14 days... [Read More]

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