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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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How Does the Brain Represent the Objects We Touch?
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A hypothetical model to understand how “touch” is represented in the brain.

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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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The New Normalization in Western Blotting
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A western blot is supposed to give you information on true experimental conditions or differences between samples. It is instrumental for the detection of proteins in research discovery and biopharma. In this article, we will be explaining the two main western blotting normalization methods; the older housekeeping protein method and the newer TPN method.

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Team Work Helps Overcome Environmental Challenges
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We spoke to Andrew Howley from Adventure Scientists,a pioneering not-for-profit organization that seeks to unite skilled adventurers with scientists keen to receive valuable data from remote areas, to learn more about the initiative and the impact their projects are having in the scientific community and beyond.

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Lipidomics in Biotech and Pharma: Farther than Fat
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Once shunted to the side by investment in other omics, lipidomics has seen increasing interest from biotech and pharma companies in recent years. Here, we explore the technology and ingenuity powering this lipid revolution.

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Data Mining Techniques: From Preprocessing to Prediction
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If you work in science, chances are you spend upwards of 50% of your time analyzing data in one form or another.However, it's easy to get lost when it comes to the question of what techniques to apply to what data. This is where data mining comes in - put broadly, data mining is the utilization of statistical techniques to discover patterns or associations in the datasets you have. Here we provide an overview of the critical steps you'll need to get the most out of your data analysis pipeline.

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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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Metabolomics, She Wrote: Towards Accurate Time of Death Analysis by GC-MS
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Estimating the time of death is one of the most important and challenging tasks in a forensic investigation. Therefore a laboratory method based on a robust biomarker would help to improve the reliability of time of death analysis.

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Blood Sugar Spikes Hit Diabetic Highs Even in Healthy People
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A new study into the development of diabetes suggests that individuals – even those who consider themselves healthy – might need to pay more attention to their blood sugar.

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