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CONTENTS Issue #886
What's so special about the status of the embryo?
Radio Review: Revisiting the 14-Day Rule
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What's so special about the status of the embryo?
30 January 2017 - by Dr Jess Buxton
The fifth and final session of the Progress Educational Trust's annual conference 'Rethinking the Ethics of Embryo Research: Genome Editing, 14 Days and Beyond' covered a range of perspectives on the status of the human embryo... [Read More]
Mouse pancreas grown in rat reverses diabetes
30 January 2017 - by Arit Udoh
Insulin-producing cells from pancreases grown in rats can cure diabetes when transplanted into mice, according to a study... [Read More]
3D bioprinter produces functional human skin
30 January 2017 - by Anna Leida
Spanish scientists have made a prototype 3D bioprinter that can create functional human skin... [Read More]
New birth certificates issued after consent error
30 January 2017 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The High Court has ordered that new birth certificates be produced for twins born following fertility treatment, after the originals failed to include the father because consent forms were missing. [Read More]
Stable bacteria created using synthetic DNA
30 January 2017 - by Dr James Heather
Scientists have developed bacteria which can live and grow with DNA containing extra 'letters'... [Read More]
Genome editing successfully treats leukaemia
25 January 2017 - by Dr Loredana Guglielmi
Doctors at London's Great Ormond Street Hospital have used genome editing to successfully treat two children with leukaemia... [Read More]
US scientists create first human-pig embryo chimeras
30 January 2017 - by Annabel Slater
The first early human–pig embryo chimeras have been created by researchers at the Salk Institute, California... [Read More]
Suffolk bows to public pressure to keep IVF funding
30 January 2017 - by Georgia Everett
The Ipswich and East Suffolk Clinical Commissioning Group has abandoned plans to cut all funding for IVF treatment, following a huge public response... [Read More]
Radio Review: Revisiting the 14-Day Rule
30 January 2017 - by Sarah Gregory
Matthew Hill covers the 30-year history of the 14-day rule on human embryo research, bringing the topic right up to the present day and the current debate on extending the rule... [Read More]

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