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Relapse risk could be predicted by cancer’s ‘internal wiring’

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The "internal wiring" of breast cancer can predict which women are more likely to survive or relapse, say researchers. The ...
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‘Planetary health diet’ aims to feed 10 billion people without causing ‘catastrophic’ environmental damage

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A diet has been developed that promises to save lives, feed 10 billion people and all without causing catastrophic damage ...
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‘Baby bust’—Why fertility rates are plummeting around the world

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There has been a remarkable global decline in the number of children women are having, say researchers. Their report found ...
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Gene therapy cures rat’s paralysis—could human beings be next?

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Scientists say they have taken a significant step towards the goal of giving paralysed people control of their hands again ...
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Hidden half of us: ‘You’re more microbe than you are human’

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More than half of your body is not human, say scientists. Human cells make up only 43% of the body's ...
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Macular degeneration patients see hope in embryonic stem cell treatment

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Doctors have taken a major step towards curing the most common form of blindness in the UK - age-related macular ...
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‘Like a mobile phone’: The genome sequencer that fits in your pocket

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Scientists have used a device that fits in the palm of the hand to sequence the human genome. They say ...
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Hemophilia A gene therapy trial results: ‘This is huge’

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British doctors say they have achieved "mind-blowing" results in an attempt to rid people of haemophilia A. Patients are born ...
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Beta-thalassemia blood disorder removed from human embryo with gene editing

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Precise "chemical surgery" has been performed on human embryos to remove disease in a world first, Chinese researchers have told ...
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Human-pig embryos could offer more for us than their organs

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Embryos that are less than 0.001% human - and the rest pig - have been made and analysed by scientists ...
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Future without women? ‘Pseudo-embryos’ could one day replace eggs in baby making process

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Scientists say early experiments suggest it may one day be possible to make babies without using eggs. They have succeeded ...
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Lab-grown embryos reveal earliest stages of life

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists say a breakthrough ...

Genetics of breast cancer mapped in medical ‘milestone’

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Scientists say they now ...
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Regulators give UK scientists green light to genetically modify human embryos

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. UK scientists have been ...

Some UK scientists arguing for embryonic gene modification in ‘morally acceptable’ circumstances

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  A Hinxton Group report ...
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Do genes predict how your body is aging better than years?

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The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis.  Scientists say they have ...

New therapy could greatly improve lives of cystic fibrosis patients

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A "groundbreaking" cystic fibrosis therapy could profoundly improve patients' quality of life, say doctors. Patients often die before their 40s ...
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United Kingdom first to approve “3-person IVF babies”

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The UK is now set to become the first country to introduce laws to allow the creation of babies from ...

Neuroscientists awarded Nobel Prize for discovering brain’s internal GPS

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The Nobel Prize for physiology or medicine has been awarded to three scientists who discovered the brain's "GPS system". UK-based ...

UK genetics research making strides in cancer and rare disease treatment

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Prime Minister David Cameron has said it "will see the UK lead the world in genetic research within years." The ...
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Acid bath stem cell method scientist retracts study

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The researchers behind the acid bath stem cell method that caused a stir in January have asked to retract the ...

Developing a test to predict prostrate cancer risk

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DNA testing can predict which men face the highest risk of deadly prostate cancer, scientists say. The team at the ...

Only two genes make the man…or mouse

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Scientists have practically obliterated the ultimate symbol of maleness in DNA, the Y chromosome, and believe they may be able ...

Genetic study shows dangerous bacterim not spread in hospitals, as previously thought

BBC News | 
Analysis of every C. diff infection in Oxfordshire for more than three years showed less than a fifth of cases had ...

Early-stage embryo chemicals broadcast genetic health information to the uterus

BBC News | 
It is important for the lining of the womb to know if an embryo is healthy before allowing it to ...

Alzheimer’s blood test edges closer

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For now, there is no definitive test for Alzheimer's disease. Doctors rely on cognition tests and brain scans. So one of ...

Public Health England to launch largest cancer database

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The following is an edited excerpt. The world's largest database of cancer patients is being set up in England in ...

Gene therapy: Engineered ‘heart-healing virus’ trial starts

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The following is an excerpt. Patients in the UK have been enrolled into a trial to see if an engineered ...