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CRISPR-Cas9 – the first human clinical trial authorised in the United States

22 June 2016

On 21 June, the Advisory Committee of the American National Institute for Health (NIH) approved the first gene therapy clinical trial in humans using CRISPR-...

Fish programmed to be “winners” or “losers”

08 April 2016

Can the brain be programmed to “win” or “lose” a battle? This is precisely what neuroscientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan, are attempting...

CRISPR: are Jennifer Doudna and Emmanuelle Charpentier responsible for the ethical scope of their discovery?

22 March 2016

On Thursday, Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna were awarded the 2016 Oréal-Unesco Award “For Women and Science” for their work on CRISPR-Cas9. In 2012...

Do genetic tests reduce risk-related behaviour?

21 March 2016

A team of scientists at Cambridge University has updated studies published by Cochrane in 2010 focusing on the interest of genetic tests in reducing risk-...


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