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World First: Gene Editing Approved – Paving the Way for GM Babies?

This week big news in the medical world was announced: for the first time ever, a “country has considered the DNA-altering technique in embryos and approved it“. In effect, scientists have been given the green light to ‘edit’ human embryos in … Continue reading

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The Dual Face of Medicine?

The history of medicine is undoubtedly fascinating, from prehistoric trephination, to the discovery of antibiotics, and the synthetic pharmaceutical revolution of the 20th century. Nowadays medical advances are no less interesting, though more highly specialised. Recently there have been a … Continue reading

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Medicine: The Price We Pay

Allegations recently emerged that the pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKlein (GSK) was directly involved in systematically bribing doctors in China. In the UK, The Cochrane Collaboration recently claimed that the drug Tamiflu, on which the Government spent around £473m, “did not prevent the … Continue reading

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