Britain gives scientist go-ahead to genetically modify human embryos

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Britain gives scientist go-ahead to genetically modify human embryos

Feb 1 Scientists in Britain have been give the go-ahead to edit the genes of human embryos for research purposes, using a technique that some say could eventually be used to create "designer babies".

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13.5 million Vietnamese suffer from common mental illnesses: health official

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13.5 million Vietnamese suffer from common mental illnesses: health official

Around 15% of the Vietnamese population, or 13.5 million people, are battling common forms of mental illness, of which three million experience severe psychiatric disorders.

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Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos

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Opposition mounts to genetic modification of human embryos

A group of U.S. scientists and activists on Monday called for a global ban on the use of new tools to edit the genes of human embryos, in a report issued a day before a major international meeting in Washington to discuss the ethical and policy issues surrounding the technology.

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Stem cell industry necessary: expert

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Stem cell industry necessary: expert

A stem cell industry in Vietnam is needed to meet the demand for stem cell applications in treatment and aesthetic procedures in the country, according to an expert.

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Stem cell industry part of HCM City development strategy

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A stem cell industry in Viet Nam is needed to meet the demand for stem cell applications in treatment and aesthetic procedures in the country, according to an expert.

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Argentine experts help identify martyrs

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Argentine experts help identify martyrs

A group of Argentine experts will be in Vietnam to assist their local counterparts on a number of field exhumations in the central province of Nghe An this week.

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GMO products could help Vietnam reduce animal feed material import

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GMO products could help Vietnam reduce animal feed material import

VietNamNet Bridge – Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) would be a solution to problems that Viet Nam is facing in agricultural production, an expert said.

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Genetically modified organisms fail to realize initial goal: Vietnamese-German expert

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Genetically modified organisms fail to realize initial goal: Vietnamese-German expert

Though initially cultivated to curb famine due to higher yields, the production of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the U.S. has been similar to that of conventional crops in the latest two decades, a Vietnamese-German expert said at a recent seminar in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Aspirin reduces bowel cancer risk in obese patients: study

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Being overweight more than doubles the risk of bowel cancer in people with a certain gene disorder, but a regular dose of aspirin can reverse the trend, a study found Monday.

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Vietnam explores further potential for cassava cultivation

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VietnamPlus English 9 month(s) ago

Expanding cassava cultivation will increase jobs and generate higher incomes for farmers, thus contributing to socio-economic development, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said.

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Vietnam explores further potential for cassava cultivation

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Vietnam explores further potential for cassava cultivation

Expanding cassava cultivation will increase jobs and generate higher incomes for farmers, thus contributing to socio-economic development, the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Cao Duc Phat, said.

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Ease of weight loss depends on genetics: study

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Ease of weight loss depends on genetics: study

Now that a recent study has shown that some lose weight more easily than others, the question remains as to whether we are born that way or whether it's possible to change over time.

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Mitochondria editing tried in mice

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Mitochondria editing tried in mice

Researchers have developed a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.

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Vietnam, Japan discuss hi-tech agriculture

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Vietnam, Japan discuss hi-tech agriculture

The fourth meeting of Vietnam-Japan Joint Committee on Science and Technology was held on March 29 in Hanoi, focusing its discussion on hi-tech agriculture, environmentally-friendly technology, climate change adaptation and the proper use of water resources.

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Vietnam, Japan discuss hi-tech agriculture, environmentally-friendly technology

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Vietnam, Japan discuss hi-tech agriculture, environmentally-friendly technology

The fourth meeting of Vietnam-Japan Joint Committee on Science and Technology was held on March 29 in Hanoi, focusing its discussion on hi-tech agriculture, environmentally-friendly technology, climate change adaption and the proper use of water resources.

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