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Human-embryo trafficking between Malaysia and India: dismantling a network

01 April 2019

On 15 March, Indian police intercepted a man at Bombay airport. He was carrying a nitrogen-packed canister that turned out to contain human embryos. The...

iPS cells and spinal-cord injuries: approval for the first Japanese clinical trial

07 March 2019

In Japan, a clinical trial is being prepared to treat spinal-cord injuries with induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells. Some two million iPS cells will be...

“Universal” iPS cells to bypass graft rejection

07 March 2019

Researchers at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) used CRISPR-Cas9 to create induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) which are “invisible” to the...

Genetically modified human embryos in the United States

19 February 2019

Dieter Egli, a biologist at Columbia University in New York, is conducting experiments with CRISPR on human embryos to "one day" prevent the occurrence of...


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