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Monthly Archives: August 2017

Just released: 2016 Annual Report

  Our 2016 Annual Report showcases the world-leading science and clinical research being undertaken across the Institute by our 380+ members, who strive to improve the health and well-being of children and families around the globe.           Significant achievements in 2016 include: Establishing the B Part of It study in partnership with Glaxo […]

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The Conversation: What happens in the womb affects our health as adults, but girls and boys respond differently

A baby’s sex determines how they will respond to exposures during pregnancy. from shutterstock.com Authors: Tina Bianco-Miotto and Claire Roberts Men and women respond differently to diseases and treatments for biological, social and psychological reasons. In this series on Gender Medicine, experts explore these differences and the importance of approaching treatment and diagnosis through a gender lens. […]

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The Conversation: Human embryo CRISPR advances science but let’s focus on ethics, not world first

Just because we can edit genes in human embryos, should we? Author: Hannah Brown Following early reports last week that scientists had edited the DNA of human embryos, American researchers have now published their much anticipated paper in the journal Nature. The human embryos used in the research were created using eggs collected from healthy women […]

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