Monthly Archives: December, 2016

Is There a Last-Minute Hitch With 3-Parent Embryo Trials?

December 11, 2016  BioEdge  Michael Cook Just as scientists in the UK are about to begin clinical trials with three-parent embryos, a study in Nature asserts that it may not work for some patients. The technique is intended to help women who are carriers of mitochondrial disease to giv...

Row Over Allowing Research on 28-Day Embryos

The Guardian Dec 4, 2016  Robin McKie, Science Editor Scientists will make a controversial call this week to extend the current 14-day limit for carrying out experiments on human embryos to 28 days. The move follows recent breakthroughs that have allowed researchers to double the time emb...