Gene editing

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The elephant in the rooms of our stately homes | Letters
Brief letters: National Trust visits | Bill Tidy | Standing stones | Gene editing | Trampoline ban

31, Mar, 2023 @5:12 PM

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The healthspan revolution: how to live a long, strong and happy life
Dr Peter Attia is an expert on longevity and preventative medicine. He explains how sleep, weight training and other incremental changes can make us much more resilient

John Harris

28, Mar, 2023 @5:00 AM

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Pets could be gene-edited under new English law, says RSPCA
Act opens door to technology being used to create cats and dogs with extreme features, says charity

Helena Horton Environment reporter

24, Mar, 2023 @6:12 PM

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Forthcoming genetic therapies raise serious ethical questions, experts warn
One of greatest risks of gene editing tools ‘is that the people who would benefit most will not be able to access them’

Ian Sample and Hannah Devlin

06, Mar, 2023 @6:00 AM

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The Observer view on the coming revolution in the prevention of disease and how Britain can’t afford to ignore it | Observer editorial
A national debate on the controversial issue is essential, but the research could immeasurably improve the lives of millions of people and their descendants

Observer editorial

05, Mar, 2023 @6:30 AM

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Does gene editing hold the key to improving mental health?
Research suggests traumatic childhood experiences embed themselves in our brains and put us at risk of mental illness, but epigenetic editing may offer us hope of removing them

Ida Emilie Steinmark

26, Feb, 2023 @10:00 AM

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Scientist convicted of editing babies’ genes has Hong Kong visa revoked over ‘false statement’
Local media report inquiry launched over application by Chinese scientist He Jiankui, whose work sparked ethics storm

Amy Hawkins and Helen Davidson

22, Feb, 2023 @6:04 AM

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How far should we go with gene editing in pursuit of the ‘perfect’ human?
As the world’s top human genome editing researchers gather in London, the ethical issues posed by pioneering scientific advances will be high on their agenda

Robin McKie Science editor

05, Feb, 2023 @11:00 AM

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Scientist who edited babies’ genes says he acted ‘too quickly’
Exclusive: He Jiankui stops short of apologising for procedure that shocked the world of science in 2018

Hannah Devlin Science correspondent

04, Feb, 2023 @9:00 AM

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Gene editing company hopes to bring dodo ‘back to life’
Company is raising further $150m to pursue research on dodo which became extinct in 17th century

Fiona Harvey Environment editor

31, Jan, 2023 @3:31 PM

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‘Holy grail’ wheat gene discovery could feed our overheated world
Harvests that form a vital element of the diets of 4.5 billion people are being devastated by global heating. Now research has found a key to create a heat-resistant variety

Robin McKie Science Editor

07, Jan, 2023 @1:43 PM

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Gene-edited sheep offer hope for treatment of lethal childhood disease
Roslin Institute engineered a flock to help research into the genetics of Batten disease

Robin McKie, Science Editor

09, Oct, 2022 @8:00 AM

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