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CONTENTS Issue #887
Extending the 14-day rule: Never mind Brexit, the whole world is watching
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Extending the 14-day rule: Never mind Brexit, the whole world is watching
6 February 2017 - by Dr Ciara Staunton
Some have suggested that, after Brexit, British influence on rules about embryo research will be diluted. But this is far from true... [Read More]
Doudna and Charpentier win 2017 Japan Prize for CRISPR
6 February 2017 - by Dr Linda Wijlaars
Professors Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier have won the 2017 Japan Prize for their work on the genome-editing technology CRISPR/Cas9.... [Read More]
Court rules Israeli parents cannot use dead son's sperm
6 February 2017 - by Antony Starza-Allen
The parents of a deceased Israeli man have had their request to use his sperm rejected on appeal... [Read More]
Gene therapy improves hearing in deaf mice
6 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey
A novel gene therapy technique has partially restored hearing and balance in deaf mice... [Read More]
Stem cell secretions may protect against glaucoma
6 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
Stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect retinal cells in rats, offering a potential therapy for degenerative eye diseases like glaucoma... [Read More]
83 rare genes influence height, says GIANT
6 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
A large international study has uncovered 83 rare genetic variants that can significantly affect a person's height... [Read More]
ACMG recommends caution on genome editing
6 February 2017 - by Rachel Siden
The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics has published a statement recommending caution over the clinical application of genome editing... [Read More]
Over 600,000 at risk of sudden death from faulty heart gene
6 February 2017 - by Julianna Photopoulos
About 620,000 people in the UK carry a faulty heart gene that puts them at high risk of sudden death or developing coronary heart disease, the British Heart Foundation has warned... [Read More]

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