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Embryo Editing Gets Green Light in U.K.
Bob Grant | Feb 2, 2016
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute in London will use CRISPR/Cas9 to modify genes in early human embryos.
The Scientific Outreach Gap
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2015
A survey finds that arts, humanities, and social science faculty members in the U.K. engage more with the general public than their counterparts in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
Science Oversight in the U.K.
Bob Grant | Nov 23, 2015
An independent reviewer suggests that England’s seven research councils, which award government research funding, should be put under the umbrella of a new agency that would manage the grant money.
UK OKs Three-Parent IVF
Bob Grant | Feb 25, 2015
The British House of Lords has approved new rules regarding the creation of embryos using genetic material from three donors.
Bats Make a Comeback
Molly Sharlach | Dec 22, 2014
Citizen-scientist data obtained through the U.K.’s National Bat Monitoring Programme show that populations of 10 bat species have stabilized or are growing.
Three-Parent Babies in “Two Years”
Bob Grant | Jun 5, 2014
The U.K.’s human embryo research agency says that a new mitochondrial replacement technique is safe and could be approved soon, paving the way for three-parent IVF.
UK To Legalize Three-Parent IVF?
Bob Grant | Mar 3, 2014
Regulators in England near the approval of a new mitochondrial replacement technique for creating embryos with less risk of developing certain heritable diseases.
Green OA Is Golden
Tracy Vence | Sep 10, 2013
A new report lauds the UK government’s commitment to open access, but calls its early devotion to the gold model a “mistake.”
Joint Projects Face Limits
Kerry Grens | Sep 9, 2013
An agreement between the U.S. and the U.K. on funding international collaborations is subject to political restrictions.
UK Badger Cull Begins
Kate Yandell | Aug 27, 2013
British officials hope that killing badgers will slow the spread of bovine tuberculosis.