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International guidance limiting human embryo research to 14 days has been relaxed, opening door to advanced human development and disease breakthroughs. Here are the scientific and ethical implications

International guidance limiting human embryo research to 14 days has been relaxed, opening door to advanced human development and disease breakthroughs. Here are the scientific and ethical implications

Nature | 
Previously, the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) recommended that scientists culture human embryos for no more than two ...
Human-monkey chimeras: Ethics questions mount as hybrid animal embryo lives for 19 days

Human-monkey chimeras: Ethics questions mount as hybrid animal embryo lives for 19 days

Nature | 
Scientists have successfully grown monkey embryos containing human cells for the first time — the latest milestone in a rapidly ...
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Genetic testing companies grapple with how to deal with white supremacists

BuzzFeed | 
White supremacists are using cheap, rapid DNA-testing services such as 23andMe to post “evidence” of their white European ancestry on ...
scientists in the uk could win approval to genetically modify human embryos

NIH director says no one should edit genomes to make designer babies

BuzzFeed | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. Gene editing must never ...

Stem cell-based treatment for autism is not ready for large-scale trial, warn experts

A team at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina, is set to launch a $40 million clinical trial to explore ...

Camel genome holds information about diabetes, high blood pressure

Nature | 
In a paper published in Nature Communications, scientists show that camels can withstand massive blood glucose levels owing in part ...
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