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CONTENTS Issue #889
COMMENT
GIANT makes short work of height gene discovery
NEWS DIGEST
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Film Review: Dish Life
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GIANT makes short work of height gene discovery
20 February 2017 - by Professor Darren Griffin
A recent large-scale study that discovered 83 rare genes related to human height reveals the power of so-called genome-wide association studies... [Read More]
Gene for 'fullness' identified
20 February 2017 - by Caroline Casey
Researchers have identified a gene in roundworms that is involved in the feeling of fullness and the need to sleep after a meal... [Read More]
Broad Institute CRISPR patents upheld
20 February 2017 - by Ryan Ross
The US Patent and Trademark Office has upheld the right of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard to the genome-editing tool CRISPR/Cas9... [Read More]
Major US report supports human genome editing
20 February 2017 - by Dr Rachel Huddart
An influential advisory group has given cautious support to the idea of making heritable changes to the human genome in order to treat or prevent disease... [Read More]
Richmond CCG considering cuts to IVF provision
20 February 2017 - by Sarah Pritchard
New proposals from Richmond Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) could see NHS-funded IVF treatment available only in 'exceptional circumstances', such as for patients with HIV or cancer... [Read More]
Eight percent of tiredness linked to genes
20 February 2017 - by Dr Rosie Gilchrist
A UK Biobank study has found that genetics accounts for eight percent of the difference in people's feelings of tiredness and low energy... [Read More]
First human trial of gene therapy for Fabry disease
17 February 2017 - by Dr Molly Godfrey
A Canadian man with Fabry disease – a rare, inherited enzyme deficiency – is the first person to be given gene therapy for the condition... [Read More]
Baldness linked to over 280 genes
20 February 2017 - by Emma Laycock
A new study has found over 280 genes associated with male-pattern baldness... [Read More]
New genetic links to pancreatic cancer discovered
20 February 2017 - by Jamie Rickman
Researchers have used whole-genome sequencing to uncover new mutations responsible for a rare type of pancreatic cancer... [Read More]
Film Review: Dish Life
20 February 2017 - by Paul Waldron
Dish Life, the last of four films made for Cambridge Shorts, takes a quirky look at the daily life of a stem cell researcher... [Read More]

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