Seven Days in Life

23 – 29 July 2018


glofishUK labs made 1.9 million transgenic animals last year
Decade-long rise of genetically modified animal breeding levelled off in 2017 — although transgenic zebrafish are gaining in popularity. Find source

cannibsMedicinal cannabis products to be legalised
Specialist doctors in the UK will be able to legally prescribe cannabis-derived medicinal products by autumn, the home secretary has announced. Find source



cispCRISPR plants now subject to tough GM laws in European Union
Gene-edited crops should be subject to the same stringent regulations as conventional genetically modified (GM) organisms, Europe’s highest court ruled on 25 July. Find source



tropicsTime is running out in the tropics: Researchers warn of global biodiversity collapse
A global biodiversity collapse is imminent unless we take urgent, concerted action to reverse species loss in the tropics, according to a major scientific study. Find source

brainBrain discovery could block aging's terrible toll on the mind
Aging vessels connecting the brain and the immune system play critical roles in both Alzheimer's disease and the decline in cognitive ability that comes with time, new research reveals. Find source


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