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Genome Editing and Human Reproduction: Behind the Headlines of the Nuffield Council on Bioethics Report
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Two weeks ago, the Nuffield Council on Bioethics released a seminal report on the social and ethical issues of heritable genome editing. In an article written exclusively for Technology Networks, Hugh Whittall, Director of the Council, looks in-depth at the conclusions and implications of the Council's report.

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GM Crop Ruling Shows Why the EU’s Laws Are Wholly Inadequate
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Ottoline Leyser, Director of the Sainsbury Laboratory, University of Cambridge writes for the Conversation on the flaws behind a new ruling by the European Court of Justice that reclassifies genetic modification as any technique that induces genetic changes “in a way that does not occur naturally”.

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Epigenetics and Drug Discovery
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This article aims to highlight the key types of epigenetic modification, summarize current and emerging drug discovery efforts to target epigenetic dysregulation and will discuss some of the benefits and challenges of epigenetic therapeutics.

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One-Way vs Two-Way ANOVA: Differences, Assumptions and Hypotheses
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A key statistical test in research fields including biology, economics and psychology, Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) is very useful for analyzing datasets. It allows comparisons to be made between three or more groups of data. Here, we summarize the key differences between these two tests, including the assumptions and hypotheses that must be made about each type of test.

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Biosafety and the Agents of Doom
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To combat harmful pathogens it is vitally important that scientists have facilities available that enable them to work on them safely. These facilities should prevent the operator from becoming infected with the agent they are working with and prevent the organism from escaping the laboratory setting and potentially initiating new outbreaks of disease.

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Strawberry’s Properties are More than Skin Deep
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Everyone loves a perfectly ripe strawberry, right? They count towards your five a day and contain important nutrients, vitamins and antioxidants. But what if science could help breeders make them even better?

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Forensic Analysis Reveals Links Between Sources of Illicit Cannabis
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Genetic variations have been used to link cannabis samples to geographical areas of origin, providing insight into the plant's history and possible distribution.

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Proteogenomics: The Path to Personalized Medicine?
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Proteogenomics - a multiomic discipline which combines gene, protein and RNA data, has potential to give a true systems perspective on the human body. We look at the techniques that enable proteogenomics analysis, and the potential of the field in the clinic to personalize medicine and battle cancer.

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How the Internet of Things is Connecting Up Lab Ecosystems
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If the 20th century was about improving technology, the 21st century has focused on improving access to technology. In this article, we look at how the "Internet of Things" (IoT) movement is changing research, and find that IoT in the lab is at an important crossroads

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Multiomics and Metaproteomics: Why More Is Better In Proteomic Data Analysis
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Developments in next-gen multi-omics have made it possible to generate and process massive amounts of data that cover anything from genomic mutations to metabolomic and microbiological processes. However, handling and analyzing all this data continues to present challenges to even the most experienced bioinformatics experts. In this article we explore some of the solutions and advancements in multi-omics and metaproteomics data analysis approaches.

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