Gene editing

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Fears environment bills could be sidelined amid Tory leadership race
Campaigners warn crucial legislation must not be abandoned while the UK government is distracted

Helena Horton and Fiona Harvey

09, Jul, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Half in UK back genome editing to prevent severe diseases
Survey also finds younger generations far more in favour of designer babies than older people are

Ian Sample Science editor

22, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Life will find a way: could scientists make Jurassic Park a reality?
Just a few years from now, herds of woolly ‘mammoths’ could be roaming the Siberian tundra. Are dodos and dinosaurs next for de-extinction?

Ian Sample

21, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Gene editing could increase food security, UK adviser says
Legislation introduced in House of Lords aims to help speed up development of gene-edited products

Linda Geddes and Severin Carrell

24, May, 2022 @11:01 PM

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Scientists create tomatoes genetically edited to bolster vitamin D levels
The tomatoes contain as much provitamin D3 as two eggs, with UK outdoor field trials starting next month

Linda Geddes Science correspondent

23, May, 2022 @3:12 PM

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Ageing reversal: scientists rejuvenate tissues in middle-aged mice
Prospect of medical therapies that rewind clock for humans edges a little closer

Ian Sample Science editor

07, Mar, 2022 @11:57 PM

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De-extinction puzzle: how decoding numbat DNA could help resurrect the Tasmanian tiger
Scientists are convinced reviving extinct species is no longer confined to science fiction. Can we really do it, and should we?

Donna Lu

18, Feb, 2022 @7:00 PM

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UK moves closer to allowing gene editing of crops by allowing more research
Government says gene editing can develop climate crisis resistant crops while critics fear it is another step towards GM

Fiona Harvey Environment correspondent

20, Jan, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Why pig-to-human heart transplant is for now only a last resort
Analysis: As doctors monitor world’s first human recipient of pig heart, safety and ethical concerns remain

Ian Sample Science editor

11, Jan, 2022 @3:25 PM

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Gene-edited livestock: robust rules needed before approval, say ethicists
Techniques could help make farm animals resistant to disease but there are fears welfare standards could drop

Ian Sample Science editor

01, Dec, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Gene editing will just perpetuate disastrous factory farming | Letters
Instead of trying to cosh nature into submission, our farmers should be improving the health of the soil and the diversity of their crops and animals

03, Oct, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Gene editing ‘would allow us to create hardier farm breeds’
The biotechnology is comparable to traditional breeding methods and vital to create livestock resistant to disease, droughts and heatwaves, says group

Robin McKie Science and environment editor

26, Sep, 2021 @5:30 AM

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