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Another CRISPR controversy brews as Russian scientist announces plans to produce gene-edited babies

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A Russian scientist says he is planning to produce gene-edited babies, an act that would make him only the second ...
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China tightens gene-editing regulations in wake of CRISPR baby scandal

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China’s health ministry has issued draft regulations that will restrict the use of gene editing in humans, just three months ...
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Among questions lingering after CRISPR-babies controversy: When will it happen again?

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In the three months since He Jiankui announced the birth of twin girls with edited genomes, the questions facing the ...
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Japan approves stem-cell therapy for spinal cord injuries—but does it even work?

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Japan has approved a stem-cell treatment for spinal-cord injuries. The event marks the first such therapy for this kind of ...
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Attacking Parkinson’s with ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells

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Japanese neurosurgeons have implanted ‘reprogrammed’ stem cells into the brain of a patient with Parkinson’s disease for the first time ...
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Japan poised to permit gene editing on human embryos by 2019

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Japan has issued draft guidelines that allow the use of gene-editing tools in human embryos. The proposal was released by ...
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China’s 30-year agricultural miracle: How 21 million Chinese boosted yields and cut fertilizer use

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A landmark project to make agriculture more sustainable in China has significantly cut fertilizer use while boosting crop yields on ...
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Use of embryo selection in China is soaring: Is that a good thing?

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Early experiments are beginning to show how genome-editing technologies such as CRISPR might one day fix disease-causing mutations before embryos are implanted ...
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Parkinson’s target of China’s first clinical trial using embryonic stem cells

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In the next few months, surgeons in the Chinese city of Zhengzhou will carefully drill through the skulls of people ...
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Macular degeneration treated by stem cells donated by another person

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On 28 March, a Japanese man in his 60s became the first person to receive cells derived from induced pluripotent ...
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Will China’s first-ever use of CRISPR gene editing on a person spark biomedical duel with US?

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A Chinese group has become the first to inject a person with cells that contain genes edited using the revolutionary ...
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Alternative to CRISPR–NgAgo gene editing–met with scorn and doubts

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A controversy is escalating over whether a gene-editing technique proposed as an alternative to the popular CRISPR–Cas9 system actually works ...
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First human CRISPR trial to be conducted in China to treat lung cancer

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Chinese scientists are on ...

China aims to lead as global superpower in precision medicine

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Six years ago, China ...

China’s five-year plan aims for big advances in neuroscience, stem cell research

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. From a slowing economy ...

China putting forth largest initiative in precision medicine research

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Formidable capacity in genome ...
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Gene editing could circumvent restrictive GMO regulations

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Plant scientists have been quick ...
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Genetically modified ‘micro pigs’ to be sold as pets in China

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Cutting-edge gene-editing techniques have ...

China introduces regulations on stem cell research

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Chinese stem-cell scientists have ...
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Will regulators show flexibility toward ‘double-muscled’ pigs made by editing single gene?

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Belgian Blue cattle are hulking animals that provide unusually large amounts of prized, lean cuts of beef, the result of ...

How do stem cells work? Scientists aren’t sure

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Eggs and sperm do it when they combine to make an embryo. John Gurdon did it in the 1960s, when ...

Revolutionary bioengineered trachea transplants under investigation

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One of Europe’s most prestigious medical universities, the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, has launched two investigations into the clinical procedures ...

World stem cell scientists look to Japanese human trial with hope

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“It’s awesome, it’s amazing, I’m thrilled, I’ve been waiting for this,” says Jeanne Loring, a stem-cell biologist at the Scripps ...

First patient recieves stem-cell retina in Japan

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A Japanese woman in her 70s is the world's first recipient of cells derived from induced pluripotent stem cells, a ...

Eye disease patient to be first treated with adult stem cells

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A Japanese patient with a debilitating eye disease is about to become the first person to be treated with induced ...

RIKEN stem cell scientist Obokata may retract stem cell paper

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Reports in Japan suggest Haruko Obokata, of the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Kobe, has agreed to retract one ...

Investigation finds acid bath stem cell scientist guilty of misconduct

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A committee investigating problems in papers claiming a method to apply stress to create embryonic like cells has found the ...
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Acid bath turns adult cells into stem cells

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Japanese researchers report transforming adult cells into a flexible, embryonic state via a surprisingly simple method of exposing the cells ...