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US first: CRISPR-edited human embryos

MIT Technology Review | 
The first known attempt at creating genetically modified human embryos in the United States has been carried out by a ...
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Cell atlas: 37 trillion cells in the human body will be catalogued in ambitious effort

MIT Technology Review | 
The objective is to construct the first comprehensive “cell atlas,” or map of human cells, a technological marvel that should ...

UK may be on brink of approving GM human embryos

Independent | 
The GLP aggregated and excerpted this blog/article to reflect the diversity of news, opinion and analysis. The first genetically-modified human ...
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Some geneticists worry ‘gene drive’ tech could create bio-weapon or environmental disaster

Independent | 
A powerful new technique for generating “supercharged” genetically modified organisms that can spread rapidly in the wild has caused alarm ...
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GMO cereal plant that produces omega-3 fish oil, which could promote healthier diet, successful in landmark trials

Independent | 
A genetically-modified cereal crop that produces fish oil in its seeds has been grown successfully for the first time in ...

Transfusions with laboratory-grown blood cells to begin trials

Independent | 
The first attempt at giving human volunteers “synthetic blood” made in a laboratory for the first time will take place ...

British researchers wait until after June elections to begin trial on GMO ‘super spud’

Independent | 
British scientists are developing a genetically modified “super spud” free of fungal diseases and other pest problems, as well as ...

Human intestinal tissue successfully grown in mice

Independent | 
A segment of human intestine has been grown in laboratory mice for the first time as part of research that ...
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Jack the Ripper’s identity remains a mystery after error in DNA analysis revealed

Independent | 
It was supposed to have been the definitive piece of scientific evidence that finally exposed the true identify of Jack ...

Britain to scrutinize U.S. follow-up on individuals conceived through ‘three-parent’ IVF

Independent | 
A private fertility clinic in the United States has launched an investigation into the health of 17 teenagers who were ...

H1N1 flu controversially engineered to escape immune system

Independent | 
A controversial scientist who carried out provocative research on making influenza viruses more infectious has completed his most dangerous experiment ...

CRISPR gene editing commercialization divides former colleagues

Independent | 
The money men have moved in on a new technique for editing the human genome that promises to revolutionise the ...
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Ancient bacterial DNA suggest black death might not be gone for good

Independent | 
DNA analysis of the bacteria strains behind two black plague pandemics emerged, independently, from the black rat. That means another ...

Genetics of forgetting a face

Independent | 
One in three people have inherited a genetic variation that impairs their ability to remember faces, according to a study ...

Early Americans linked to Europe by DNA discovery

Independent | 
DNA extracted from the arm bone of a child who died in southern Siberia about 24,000 years ago has shed ...
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Scientists find genetic basis for slow metabolism, obesity

Independent | 
For the first time, scientists have identified a genetic mutation associated with two major contributors to obesity: increased appetite and ...

Kissing assesses the genetic quality of a potential sexual partner

Independent | 
Kissing is a way for people to assess the genetic quality of a potential sexual partner and is especially important ...

Study says mothers pass on ‘aging gene’

Independent | 
Mothers play a crucial role in determining how quickly their children grow old by passing on genetic mutations that speed ...

UK: Ordinary laboratory animals are outnumbered by GM counterparts for first time

Independent | 
The following is an edited excerpt. The number of genetically modified (GM) animals used in scientific research in Britain has ...
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Britain moves toward “three-parent” IVF babies

Independent | 
Three-parent IVF could head off inherited mitochondrial disease in babies in Britain ...

If GM crops are bad, show us the evidence

Independent | 
The following is an edited excerpt. It is nearly 20 years since the first GM crops were grown. Some 28 ...

Europe’s anti-GE stance denies Africa the right to feed itself

Independent | 
The following is an edited excerpt. A leading African academic has issued a withering attack on the “petty political mischief” ...
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Europe’s anti-GM stance denies Africa’s ability to feed itself

Independent | 
A leading African academic condemns European environmentalists for blocking the adoption of biotech crops ...

Even if gene therapy does work, how will a stretched NHS foot the bill?

Independent | 
The following is an excerpt. Gene therapy is one of those medical "breakthroughs" that has unfortunately failed to live up ...

Genetically modified crops needed to ‘feed the world,’ says U.K.’s chief scientific advisor

Independent | 
The following is an excerpt. The case for genetically modified (GM) food is getting stronger because of its importance as ...

‘Gene-editing’ expected to develop disease-resistant breeds

Daily Mercury | 
The following is an excerpt. Scientists have developed a method of creating genetically modified animals that addresses one of the ...

Genetic mutations linked to childhood obesity

Independent | 
The following is an excerpt. The rise in the number of overweight children in Britain may be as much to ...

Geneticist suggests human species is on an intellectual decline

Independent | 
Professor Gerald Crabtree, who heads a genetics laboratory at Stanford University in California, has put forward the iconoclastic idea that ...