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Human genome-editing research should proceed, say leading UK science bodies A group of leading UK research organisations has today issued an initial joint statement in support of the continued use of CRISPR-Cas9 and other genome-editing techniques in preclinical research. This includes the use of the technology for research purposes in human reproductive cells and early embryos, where this is fully justified, scientifically and ethically, and within the confines of the law. 2nd September 2015
Human genome-editing research should proceed, say leading UK science bodies A group of leading UK research organisations has today issued an initial joint statement in support of the continued use of CRISPR-Cas9 and other genome-editing techniques in preclinical research. This includes the use of the technology for research purposes in human reproductive cells and early embryos, where this is fully justified, scientifically and ethically, and within the confines of the law. 2 September 2015
The Sick of the Fringe: celebrating science, health and art at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Science and health are to be front and centre stage in a mini-festival of events during this years’ Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Sick of the Fringe is bringing together scientists, doctors and performers to explore and debate major issues in research, medicine and the human condition, as well as celebrating the shows in the Fringe that do the same. 10 August 2015
Ebola vaccine shows promising results Interim results from the Guinean phase III trial of the Ebola vaccine known as VSV-EBOV, co-funded by the Wellcome Trust, indicate that it is highly effective against the virus. 31 July 2015
Antibiotic resistance poorly communicated and widely misunderstood by UK public People in the UK have little awareness of what ‘antibiotic resistance’ means and how it might affect their health, according to new research commissioned by the Wellcome Trust. 29th July 2015
Large-scale trial will assess effectiveness of teaching mindfulness in UK schools A major Wellcome Trust study to assess whether mindfulness training for teenagers can improve their mental health launches today. 16 July 2015
New research will show how the environment could change the way we eat A new study funded by the Wellcome Trust will investigate how environmental changes over the next 20-30 years may impact the way we eat, in the UK and worldwide. 13th July 2015
First research paper from Hubbub: Unemployment 'being rebranded as a psychological disorder' Unemployment is being rebranded as a psychological disorder, with an increasing range of interventions being introduced to promote a 'positive' psychological outlook or leave claimants of welfare to face sanctions, according to a new analysis carried out by social science researchers from Hubbub and Birkbeck, University of London published today. 09 June 2015
Invisible You. The Human Microbiome exhibition to open at the Eden Project The Eden Project, supported by the Wellcome Trust, is to launch a new permanent exhibition entitled ‘Invisible You. The Human Microbiome,’ with accompanying programmes of live science events, web and formal education. 21 May 2015
Wellcome Trust acquires Premier Marinas Limited from BlackRock UK Property Fund The Wellcome Trust announces today that is has acquired marina operator Premier Marinas Limited (“PML”) from the BlackRock UK Property Fund (“BlackRock”) for an undisclosed amount. 12 May 2015
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