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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...