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Christian Legal Centre has taken legal action against the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority, which it claims acted beyond its power in allowing Newcastle University and King's College London to create human-animal hybrid embryos for medical research, reports the BBC. The full Human Fertilisation and Embryology Bill, which updates existing legislation and would allow human stem cells to be grown inside animal eggs, is currently going through Parliament.

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The World Health Organization will be providing low-cost COVID-19 tests to low- and middle-income nations, according to Reuters.

Nature News examines how the confirmation of Amy Coney Barrett to the US Supreme Court could affect scientific agencies.

Nobel Prize-winner Arthur Ashkin, who developed optical tweezers, has died at 98, the Washington Post reports.

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