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U.S. experts soften on DNA editing of human eggs, sperm, embryos

CHICAGO (Reuters) – Powerful gene editing tools may one day be used on human embryos, eggs and sperm to remove genes that cause inherited diseases, according to a report by U.S. scientists and ethicists released on Tuesday. The report from the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) and the National Academy of Medicine said scientific advances make gene editing in human

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474 Arrested, 28 Sexually Exploited Children Rescued During Statewide Human Trafficking Operation: LASD

Hundreds of people were arrested and dozens of sexually exploited children and adult victims were rescued across California during a statewide operation to combat human trafficking, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department announced Tuesday. FOLLOW THE LINK FOR THE FULL REPORT – JR  https://www.google.com/amp/ktla.com/2017/02/01/474-arrested-28-sexually-exploited-children-rescued-during-statewide-human-trafficking-operation-lasd/amp/?client=ms-android-verizon

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New Prospects for Growing Human Replacement Organs in Animals

For the first time, biologists have succeeded in growing human stem cells in pig embryos, shifting from science fiction to the realm of the possible the idea of developing human organs in animals for later transplant. The approach involves generating stem cells from a patient’s skin, growing the desired new organ in a large animal like a pig, and then

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Human-pig HYBRID? Scientists hoping to create part man, part pig organs

Scientists from the Salk Institute – a biological research organisation in California – have taken cells from pigs and people to create an embryo that was then inserted into a female pig. As part of initial experiments, several different types of human cells were inserted into pig embryos in petri dishes to determine which cells were the best match for

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