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British embryo research 'first step' to 'legalisation of GM babies'

British scientists have been given the green light to edit the genes of human embryos for research. A controversial technique will be used, that some

British scientists have been given the green light to edit the genes of human embryos for research. A controversial technique will be used, that some

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Lamb with jellyfish protein sold and consumed in Paris

A lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) ended up

A lamb whose mother had been genetically modified with a jellyfish protein by the French National Institute for Agricultural Research (INRA) ended up

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Hope for patients of mitochondrial diseases after UK's historic vote

On Tuesday, British MPS voted 382 to 128 in favour of making the UK the first country to allow a “three-parent” IVF, also known as mitochondrial

On Tuesday, British MPS voted 382 to 128 in favour of making the UK the first country to allow a “three-parent” IVF, also known as mitochondrial

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World's first 3D stomach grown in labs

Scientists at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital say they have used stem cells to create a stomach in the lab. The 3D creations will be used to study

Scientists at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital say they have used stem cells to create a stomach in the lab. The 3D creations will be used to study

Science_technology

Why are Danes so happy? It could be in their genes

Denmark usually comes top of the list of the world’s happiest nations. But this could have nothing to do with the country’s high standard of living

Denmark usually comes top of the list of the world’s happiest nations. But this could have nothing to do with the country’s high standard of living

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Surrogate mother pledges to care for abandoned Down's baby

A six-month-old baby called Gammy has been left in the arms of his surrogate mother in Thailand, after his natural parents, an Australian couple

A six-month-old baby called Gammy has been left in the arms of his surrogate mother in Thailand, after his natural parents, an Australian couple

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Spanish caveman becomes geneticists blue-eyed boy

Spanish researchers have unearthed surprising new evidence about what ancient Europeans looked like. Genetic tests carried out on the remains of a

Spanish researchers have unearthed surprising new evidence about what ancient Europeans looked like. Genetic tests carried out on the remains of a

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Gene therapy restores eyesight

Restoring sight to people suffering from a rare kind of eye disease – researchers at the University of Oxford have just published the results of a

Restoring sight to people suffering from a rare kind of eye disease – researchers at the University of Oxford have just published the results of a

Europe

European Commission tables ban on farm animal cloning

The European Commission is proposing a ban on the cloning of farm animals in the EU and on the import of such clones. It is also putting forward

The European Commission is proposing a ban on the cloning of farm animals in the EU and on the import of such clones. It is also putting forward

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Britain ponders '3-parent' IVF babies

Britain plans to offer parents at high risk of having children with severe disabilities a controversial form of IVF treatment. The potential

Britain plans to offer parents at high risk of having children with severe disabilities a controversial form of IVF treatment. The potential

Science_technology

Developing a treatment for autism

Autism affects around one in 100 children with boys at a higher risk than girls. The number of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has

Autism affects around one in 100 children with boys at a higher risk than girls. The number of people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder has

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Twins Days Festival in Ohio

The world’s largest annual festival for biological twins and other multiple siblings opened at the weekend in Twinsburg, northern Ohio, attracting

The world’s largest annual festival for biological twins and other multiple siblings opened at the weekend in Twinsburg, northern Ohio, attracting

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Back in the Day: CC, the first cloned pet

December 22, 2001 A cat named CC, or Carbon Copy (pictured), is born at Texas A&M University, making her the world’s first cloned domestic animal

December 22, 2001 A cat named CC, or Carbon Copy (pictured), is born at Texas A&M University, making her the world’s first cloned domestic animal

Europe

GM crops face prospect of blanket EU ban

Genetically modified crops now face the prospect of being banned outright in the EU. The potential prohibition, which still needs European Council

Genetically modified crops now face the prospect of being banned outright in the EU. The potential prohibition, which still needs European Council

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Back in the Day: Dolly the sheep becomes first clone

July 5th 1996. Dolly the Sheep becomes the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. The creation of Dolly was a scientific breakthrough as

July 5th 1996. Dolly the Sheep becomes the first mammal to be cloned from an adult cell. The creation of Dolly was a scientific breakthrough as

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Cloned cow produces "human breast milk"

Argentinian doctors claim they have cloned the world’s first cow capable of producing human breast milk.   Rosita was born on April 6 by Caesarian

Argentinian doctors claim they have cloned the world’s first cow capable of producing human breast milk.   Rosita was born on April 6 by Caesarian

Science_technology

Twin troubles: what is an epigenetic profile?

Twins have the same DNA but they do not always look identical. What makes them look and act differently are the differences to their epigenetic

Twins have the same DNA but they do not always look identical. What makes them look and act differently are the differences to their epigenetic

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Cloned animal uncertainties raised by consumer groups

How good is that steak? How would you feel if the animal’s next generation was somehow different? So what if people eat cloned meat? That is what

How good is that steak? How would you feel if the animal’s next generation was somehow different? So what if people eat cloned meat? That is what

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synthetic DNA

This is what artificial life supposedly looks like. The blue shows bacterial colonies created from synthetic DNA. The US Scientists who made the

This is what artificial life supposedly looks like. The blue shows bacterial colonies created from synthetic DNA. The US Scientists who made the