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The issues around the use of human foetal tissue

Based on the furore currently engulfing the US, you might imagine that the use of foetal tissue is illegal. But in fact the collection and use of cells obtained from a human foetus following miscarriage or abortion has a ...

Aug 17, 2015
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Editing HIV out of our genome with CRISPR

The virus that causes AIDS is an efficient and crafty retrovirus. Once HIV inserts its DNA into the genome of its host cells, it has a long incubation period, and can remain dormant and hidden for years. And while physicians ...

Apr 09, 2015
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What's happening with your donated specimen?

When donating blood, plasma, human tissue or any other bodily sample for medical research, most people might not think about how it's being used. But if you were told, would you care?

Jan 28, 2015
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