Seven Days in Life

31 July – 06 August 2017Advancements in Life Sciences' Seven Days in Life (31 July - 06 August 2017)


fishFirst genetically engineered salmon sold in Canada
AquaBounty Technologies, company that developed the fish, announced on 4 August that it has sold 10,000 pounds of its hotly debated product to customers in Canada. 
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indiaIndian scientists taking to streets en masse
Inspired by April’s global march for science, Indian scientists are gearing up for their own march. Their main beefs are anemic science funding and growing religious intolerance. 
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controAuthors retract controversial NgAgo gene-editing study
Researchers pull study after several failed attempts by others to replicate findings describing a proposed alternative to CRISPR.
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embryoCRISPR fixes disease gene in viable human embryos
An international team of researchers has used CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing to correct a disease-causing mutation in dozens of viable human embryos. 
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mutationNew genetic mutation that causes male infertility discovered
Scientists have discovered the mutation in the gene, which normally protects the full DNA sequence in sperm. This mutation disturb gene and arrests sperm production. 
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