Seven Days in Life

22 – 28 October 2018


bonesTwo unborn babies' spines repaired in womb in UK surgery first
Two unborn babies have had their spines repaired by surgeons – weeks before they were born. Find source



euStrict EU ruling on gene-edited crops squeezes science
Researchers are feeling the pinch and demanding exemptions for plant science and agriculture. Find source



cellNew human cell structure discovered
A new structure in human cells has been discovered. The structure is a new type of protein complex that the cell uses to attach to its surroundings and proves to play a key part in cell division. Find source

learingWhy relationships — not money — are the key to improving schools
Strong relationships between teachers, parents and students at schools has more impact on improving student learning than does financial support, new research shows. Find source

mitNew CRISPR tool opens up more of the genome for editing
Researchers have discovered a new Cas9 enzyme that can target almost half of the locations on the genome, significantly widening its potential use. Find source

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