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Two Fellows elected to the British Academy in 2018

Two Fellows of the Academy of Medical Sciences have been elected to the British Academy in 2018. Professor Sir David Cannadine, President of the British Academy said: “I am delighted to welcome this year’s exceptionally talented new Fellows to the Academy. Including ...

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Genome editing and human reproduction

The development of genome editing technologies - such as CRISPR-Cas9 - has led to widespread discussion about their potential to modify a human embryo, sperm or egg cell in order to prevent disease or influence other heritable characteristics. Last  week, the Nuffield Council on Bi...

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New funding call to support research into multiple diseases

The Academy applauds the launch of a new funding call designed to support research to better understand the way multiple diseases cluster in patients in the UK, jointly issued by the Medical Research Council (MRC; now part of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI)) and National Institute for Health Re...

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