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UK Researchers Seek Permission to Use Human Embryo Genome Editing

Researchers have applied to Britain’s regulators to use new “genome editing” techniques on human embryos, says a statement released by the Francis Crick Institute. Genome editing techniques on human embryos are still seen as “forbidden fruit” in many countries. Once the the Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority (HFEA) approves the application, the research project will focus on understanding the genes ... Read More »

3D-Printed Guide Helps Regrow Nerve After Injury

Nerve damage is often permanent, but a team of US researchers has developed a first-of-its-kind, 3D-printed guide that helps regrow both the sensory and motor functions of complex nerves after injury. “This represents an important proof of concept of the 3D printing of custom nerve guides for the regeneration of complex nerve injuries,” said the study’s lead researcher Michael McAlpine, ... Read More »

Artificial Intelligence Could Improve Breast Cancer Treatment

Using artificial intelligence, researchers have found a way to predict with over 70 percent accuracy a patient’s response to two common chemotherapy medications used to treat breast cancer. Based on personal genetic analysis of their tumours, patients with the same type of cancer can have different responses to the same medication. While some patients will respond well and go into ... Read More »

Apple Explores Rules of the Road for Self-Driving Cars

The California Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) on Friday said that it met with Apple to discuss rules of the road regarding testing self-driving cars. “The Apple meeting was to review DMV’s autonomous vehicle regulations,” a department spokesperson told AFP in an email response to an inquiry. “DMV often meets with various companies regarding DMV operations.” Apple has not commented ... Read More »