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‘Surrogate sires’ could create specially bred livestock, say scientists

Scientists have used gene-editing to create pigs, goats and cattle that can serve as so-called “surrogate sires” – male animals providing sperm that carry the genetic traits of elite donor animals – in a bid to tackle global food insecurity.

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Genome editing for heritable diseases not yet safe, report states

Powerful genome editing procedures that could prevent parents from passing on heritable diseases to their children are far from ready for clinical use, and must be proved safe and effective before nations permit them, leading scientists have warned.

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750 million genetically engineered mosquitoes approved for release in Florida Keys

A plan to release over 750 million genetically modified mosquitoes into the Florida Keys in 2021 and 2022 received final approval from local authorities, against the objection of many local residents and a coalition of environmental advocacy groups. The proposal had already won state and federal approval.

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Industry Body Calls Russian Covid-19 Vaccine a Pandora’s Box

Russia’s race to allow civilian use of a potential coronavirus vaccine before clinical trials are complete could put people at risk, according to a local association of multinational pharmaceutical companies.

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Russia Approves Coronavirus Vaccine Before Completing Tests

The country’s regulators became the first in the world to approve a possible vaccine against the virus, despite warnings from the global authorities against cutting corners.

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COVID-19 Phone Tracking Apps: This Is What Millions Of New Users Need To Know

Controversial digital contact tracing platforms are now deploying worldwide. The use of phones to track the movements and trace the contacts of hundreds of millions of citizens is unprecedented. It is also unproven. More worryingly, there’s now evidence to suggest that the approach being taken by most of these apps is wrong.

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Belgium’s euthanasia law under fire in European Court of Human Rights

On April 19, 2012, a 64-year-old Belgian woman named Godelieva de Troyer was euthanised. For the doctor, Wim Distelmans, it was probably just another case. For her son, Tom Mortier, a chemistry lecturer, it came as a terrible shock. He only found out on the day after her death. He has accused Distelmans of violating Belgium’s law on euthanasia. The case is now being considered by the European Court of Human Rights.

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Is Age Discrimination Acceptable?

When the coronavirus overwhelmed Italy’s health-care system, a working group of the Italian Society of Anesthesia, Analgesia, Resuscitation, and Intensive Care reluctantly supported rationing by age. They were right to do so.

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Klaiki trimečio berniuko ateitis valdininkų nesujaudino

Kauniečių šeimoje augantis Bernardas šiuo metu atrodo kaip sveikas vaikas. Jis tik dažniau nei jo bendraamžiai pargriūva ir sunkiai atsistoja be pagalbos, jam sunku lakstyti, lipti laiptais. Trejų metų berniukas serga itin reta liga, dėl kurios nyksta raumenys. Gera žinia, kad jo ligai gydyti sukurtas vaistas, galintis mažiausiai 3–4 metams atitolinti neįgaliojo vežimėlį, vėliau – kvėpavimo aparato būtinybę ir ankstyvą mirtį. Bloga žinia, kad Lietuvos valstybė atsisakė kompensuoti šį gydymą.

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Dozens of surrogate babies stranded in Ukraine amid lockdown

Infants in Ukraine born to surrogate mothers for foreigners are stranded because the country’s borders are closed under coronavirus restrictions, preventing parents from the United States, Europe and elsewhere from travelling to collect them. Ukraine’s human rights ombudswoman has appealed to authorities to find a solution.

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