Breakthrough: Human Embryos Safely Edited to Remove Disease

Breakthrough: Human Embryos Safely Edited to Remove Disease

03:41 25th September 2017 | Hereditary Mutations

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What if, instead of trying to prevent a disease – or attempting to cure it – it could just be eliminated, before birth? Surely the world as we know it would change forever, in practically countless ways?

One of the latest breakthroughs in science involved the editing of genes in a human embryo to safely remove a dangerous mutation which results in heart disease.

Some researchers and experts believe the procedure could one day be...

Ground-breaking innovations or futuristic fantasies

Ground-breaking innovations or futuristic fantasies

10:21 18th April 2016 | IVF Technique

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The practice of fertility treatments including IVF has undergone remarkable developments over the past few years. The first baby was born using a stem cell in-vitrofertilisation technique in 2015. This technique utilised the stem cells of healthy, undeveloped eggs as precursors to form eggs. An ovarian tissue sample was taken from the mother, and analysed to identify the egg stem cells. Once identified, the egg stem cells were removed f...

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