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HFEA approval for new “gene editing” techniques

The Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority (HFEA) has approved a research application from the Francis Crick Institute to use new "gene editing" techniques on human embryos.
01 February 2016

Estrogens alleviate hyperactivity in zebrafish with autism gene

Estrogen alleviates the sleep disruption experienced by zebrafish genetically designed to help understand the biology of autism spectrum disorder.
28 January 2016

John Diffley wins 2016 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine

John Diffley, Associate Research Director, the Francis Crick Institute, has been awarded the 2016 Louis-Jeantet Prize for Medicine.
19 January 2016

New therapy target for allergic asthma

Discovery of a gene that controls allergic asthma presents a new target to prevent asthma attacks.
18 January 2016

Mouse model helps pinpoint genetic cause of Down syndrome heart defects

Scientists have created a mouse model of the heart defects that occur in Down syndrome during embryonic development.
14 January 2016