Few nations have gone as far as the UK to elevate stem-cell research into an anchor of its national life-science effort. In September 2007, the UK’s Human Fertilization and Embryology Authority ended eight months of debate by agreeing to allow research into chimera animal-human embryos, but on a case-by-case basis and under regulations limiting authorized projects to those deemed “necessary and desirable.”
 

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American scientists find themselves once again warning the Trump administration not to dismiss science, the New Yorker report.

A new study suggests CRISPR could be used to save coral reefs from dying off, Forbes reports.

Researchers have found that the i-motif shape of DNA previously observed in the lab also exists in human cells, and that it may serve a purpose.

In PNAS this week: a genomic, transcriptomic, and metabolomic analysis of the tea plant, Arabidopsis thaliana's adaptations to specific local environments, and more.